Feeling, true emotion, heart – the core of Egyptian Dance – went out of fashion. I suspect the same happened in our (machinal) daily lives.
Soul, silence, stillness exploding with life, passion – the core of Egyptian Dance – went out of style. I suspect the same happened in our (machinal) daily lives.
Searching, experiencing, enjoying the journey instead of obsessively focusing on the final destination are not trendy. I suspect the same happened in our (machinal) daily lives.
Communication – Egyptian Dance is a language, remember? – has disappeared. Only monologues – arrogant speeches – performed by deaf, disconnected, people are in the order of the day. I suspect the same happened in our (machinal) daily lives.
Love – the core of Egyptian Dance – has been replaced by superficial, fast forward relationships which start, get exposed and end, publicly, on Facebook. Relationships for the camera. In dance as in life.
No, we cannot stop evolution. I don´t stand for conservative, past oriented stuff. I DO stand for The Essence of things, people and art.
There´s no breaking of the rules without knowing the rules; no innovation without the past (innovation only happens in contrast with the past – if you don´t know the past, you cannot create something contrasts with it); no evolution without contents.
I´m an optimistic, pragmatic person. If I have lemons, damn sure I´ll make a delicious lemonade. No time, or energy, wasted on crying over the spilt milk.
So I watch – more than watching: I see – and move forward with a sense of purpose renewed by every drop of ignorance/amnesia. At the end, Life – and the dance which reflects it – is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Crazy, yes; often cruel, apparently unfair, absurd, evil: yes. We´ve all been there.
But it´s amazing.
And all those things I´ve mentioned, the ones which are essential and out of fashion, will come back to us when we least expect it. For me, they don´t need to return. They´re my daily bread and I share it, in one way or another, with the whole world.