Wednesday, July 11, 2007
This week I'm at the Dragon's Egg, Marya Ursin and Dan Potter's heavenly "sacred circus tent" in Ledyard, CT. The Egg is the place where I first had a strong impetus for devotion -- as in, being devoted to THIS place, serving it, feeding it. I like the idea of tending to the deity manifested within a container, in this case, the both swirling and focusing energies in this dance-theater-house-of-the-spirit. Now I am getting into the idea of devotion more in relation to live people (as opposed to dead, I suppose). And this kind of conduit is more physically comprehensible to me than devotion to a system of belief, although I have no problem with systems of belief, and might call myself an all-believer; I wouldn't discount any of them.
The Egg houses, so perfectly, a delicious sense of containment: all is within it. At the same time, it houses waiting/longing: all is lying just outside my reach. This is a line, a border, I love to walk.
The sculpture you see in this week's dance is by Dan Potter. You can visit both Dan and Marya's work at www.mysticpaperbeasts.org.