Saturday, June 7, 2008

The Dance of Relationship: TED & Pilobolus

Many of you are familiar with the TED talks.

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader.

The annual conference now brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes). Many of the talks are captured on video and posted on the TED website.

This extraordinary 14 minute video shows two dancers from the Pilobolus dance company, - entwined, apart, struggling, emerging. I found it so captivating that at some point I stopped thinking about what it might mean and just got wrapped up in the fluidity of their movements.

Others will have different interpretations, but for me, this dance is the dance of relationship, of a couple, or all couples, striving to balance separateness and merging, elation and suffering. This is an exquisite piece. I hope you enjoy it.

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