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Tag: dance

Dylan. Dance. Prophetic Trance.

The God Who Only Knows Four Words by Hafiz

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Every

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Child

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Has known God,

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Not the God of names,

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Not the God of don’ts,

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Not the God who ever does

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Anything weird,

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But the God who only knows four words

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And keeps repeating them, saying:

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“Come dance with Me.”

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Come

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Dance.

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Translated by Daniel Ladinsky

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One summer a few years ago (maybe more than a few – the time seems to fly) I created wearable paintings (acrylic paint on light canvas) with young dancers. I marvelled at how they adapted to the not-so-pliable fabric enclosing their movements. Like watching a pack of playing or Tarot Cards in motion. Swirling angles and flashes of colour. Only found a few photographs – hence the repetition in design.

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My Story Is Not My Own (a film poem concerning Nov. 22, 1963)

The same film with subtitles:

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In 2009 I created My Story Is Not My Own, a metaphysical & surreal film poem concerning the Kennedy assassination. My statement concerning this project is beneath the video on the YouTube page.