Thursday, April 15, 2010

Idrissa in dandyland ~

So much has happened in the last few days! My new friend and collaborator, Butoh dancer Idrissa Ekundayo, came to dandyland so that we could begin work together on You'll Always Come Back. We talked about the piece, about our lives and work, and about the image of the crossroads being that we hope to evoke. These photos are are first work together, and so exciting (to me!) as indicators of what we will accomplish in the performance. The convergence of our thoughts and time to work together connected with the arrival of a beautiful piece of cloth, a traditional Yoruba batik made with indigo dye, created in Osogbo, Nigeria, by my artist friend Oyeniyi. I'll post more about that soon, but for now, here's Idrissa (and Kim).


Cathy said...

Astonishingly cool!

SBD said...

This might be the biggest spectacle since the unveiling of David

Dan Dutton said...

Idrissa is an incredible dancer. He is the best person imaginable to do this!