Many people say beauty needs us to elevate, but maybe we should just do the opposite to see it in any occasion, around us. What you see is always a mirror of your soul, so if beauty is in you, you can see it anywhere. That is how we could “create” beauty. Just by seeing it.
Wabi-sabi (侘寂) represents Japanese aesthetics and a Japanese world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”.
It’s like the seed vault that stores samples of thousands of plant species to make sure the world’s flora cannot go extinct. We are our own vault, and our sparks are one of one. We hold the base formula. Our knowledge of self is singular, unique and vital.
I am not interested in the illusion of a humanoid body but rather I believe in them as revealing potential states.
There was something extremely beautiful in having some of the pigeons we normally see in the streets being shown as pieces of art in the museum. I realized with time that my work is about escaping reality, and turning it into a more beautiful world.
There’s a turning point in rehearsal, and that’s when the real dancing begins: when we don’t have to count to the music in our heads anymore and the movement flows naturally; when each of us has mastered the steps and we are fully in our bodies, moving collectively to form the ensemble.
What if there were an extra, unawake hour hidden in each day?
During a freestyle, the parts of your brain that monitor self-censorship switch off, while the regions related to emotional activity light up. It’s a flow state. Like the late night moves that come out on a sweaty dance floor, you never know what’s going to surface, but it feels close to your center.