Please also come see the first Bodies of Text at the CEC on April 16th at 8 pm …

Stone Depot co-director and Bodies of Text curator Eleanor Goudie-Averill’s new piece is inspired by Judith Robison’s gorgeous interpretation of The Woman Who Loved Worms by Colette Inez, a poem from a Japanese legend of a woman with “unpinned hair, weevils queuing across her bare and unbound feet.”  In the early 1970s, Robinson, along with dancer Janet Brodie, created a solo dance inspired by the poem and Robinson found herself coming back to the images presented within the poem throughout her adult life.  Many beautiful layers of Tibetan paper make up the book she created almost thirty years later, just as many layers of interpretation have gone into Goudie-Averill’s intricate dance about how legends are passed throughout time.

Danced by Goudie-Averill and Katherine Stark, the piece also explores the expectations placed on women across cultures and mines the poem’s kinetic natural imagery.

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~ by eleanorga on March 23, 2011.

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