Saturday, August 22, 2009

Hung Upon The Cheek Of Night Like Satan's Pearl*

Fig. 1. Monsieur Hire (Michel Blanc) in Patrice Leconte's Monsieur Hire, 1989

'Only when you are lost can love find itself in you without losing its way.'

Hélène Cixous

* 'Oh, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!
It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night
Like a rich jewel in an Ethiope’s ear,
Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear.
So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows
As yonder lady o'er her fellows shows.'

Romeo (Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare)

Obituary: Pina Bausch - The World Moves On A Woman's Hips*

Fig. 2. Pina Bausch

* The Great Curve by Talking Heads