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Drawings from the Middle East
On September 1, 2010
“a terse history resonates with an inner tuning, filling me with the reflections of all listening ears”
These were the first words I found myself writing after viewing the mind sketches I drew while on tour this past spring. The mind sketches acted as a daily mediation- my hand, a pencil, and no expectation. That reach for my pad of paper most often occurred at a moment of impasse when I knew I had come across something that could not be easily explained. It was a way to map out all that was racing through my head, all that I was not yet ready to share or explicate. Looking back at these simple sketches reactivates my experience more than the countless photos I now have stored on my computer. I can recall more textures and nuances of the environment and my emotional state at the time, perhaps because the movement on the page is my own and not just a captured image of what I saw. All in all I can equate it most to what we do on stage– reimagining space and time through our own bodies in hopes of further understanding.
–Katie, dancer of YSDT
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