A beautiful work that stayed with me. Got me thinking and opened me up in that way that great performances can at their best. Reawakening me to the long view of life in a way that brings me more into the present. What can I say? I liked it.
After reading the other blog posts on this piece here – I must have walked away with a little something different than the other people posting so far.
To me it said: “Loss and pain interupt our plans and our joys. Playmates and dear friends can bring our deepest pains. In the end – perhaps just to get through it all – forget about societies expectations and ridicule. Live life while you have it and do what feels right for you.”
For these ladies – part of that is smoking a cigarette while dancing around alone in their underwear.
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wedding day interupted by the death of a girlhood friends mother
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young girls playground fun with glee
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young girls playfulness and bullying
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The scene where one woman does an impression of urinating into a skillet which then is cooked into a pancake by another woman. Two women feed the pancake to one another in a very funny way with ravenous appetite. Much sweet sharing and offering bites to the other that were dropped on the ground.
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partially shedding the mask and some clothing, stretching out in the light
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the stupor of loss and grief
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growing old, taking the mask off
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some times call for putting on your red dancing shoes
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what appeared to me to be dancing alone …. together
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the rhythm and repitition of this dancing in their underwear while smoking a cigarett reminded me of that line in an old song: “If that’s all there is…. then let’s keep dancing”
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