Work in progress (This is Later)

A solo by Giorgio Convertito)
approx. 48 min.
Daghdha Space, 14.9.2010

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later.” — Cormac McCarthy (The Road)

My body is sailing in the gap moment where movement is just about to begin or just about to end, suspended in that instant just before something happens or just after something has occurred. This focus seems to take us to a place in between places, a moment in between moments, a silent, uneventful, yet compelling place.

In my research I have located that place within the body, the connective tissue, which is the tissue that connects one body system with another, for example the muscles to the bones.

“When we move in the space in between the organs, bones, muscles, blood vessels, or cells, we are moving through the connective tissue sheaths. This movement is sensual, internal, flowing and elastic (…). It flows on and on, rebounds, and flows on again. It gives vital support to the integrity of the whole in both movement and stillness.” – Linda Hartley (Wisdom of the Body Moving).

Certain aspects of this piece of work can be discovered only in the presence of an audience and that is why at the moment it is called a work in progress.

My most appreciative thanks go to the Daghdha Dance Company staff and the fellow DMP artists in residence

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