Monday, September 26, 2011

Madrid Journal: Of insects and artists

Madrid, Spain
Monday, September 26th, 2011

Random quote for the day: In the course of history, there comes a time when humanity is called to shift to a new level of consciousness,” she said, “to reach a higher moral ground. A time when we have to shed our fear and give hope to each other. That time is now.”

-- Wangari Maathai -- first African woman to win the Nobel Prize for her work on the environment. Maathai died yesterday of cancer in her hometown of Nairobi, Kenya

At the end of an exceptionally interesting, challenging and full day two young choreographers completed the journey with a visit at the hotel tonight at 8:30. What might have made for a tired conversation was instead a bit of inspiration centered on issues of climate change, environment, sanctuary and that word I so love in art -- honesty.

What they shared was a dance that lives on Vimeo and thus one I can share -- and has won prize after prize in its life. Fresh. Challenging. Fascinating.

The artists are Alvaro Esteban and Elias Aguirre and their work is presented under the name EA & AE...

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