Thursday, July 21, 2011
Roland Petit Stages A Farewell Scene
Hands, knees and foreheads pressed
firmly together, two bodies combine
in dance, silhouette of an orchid
posed to catch light falling through
the metro's glass arbor, hot house
of steam and stories perpetuated
by people slipping into thought
or trains near dusk. What stands out
is this sudden flush of sky, deep pitch
of emotion as lovers turn inward
before the last departure
for the coast. The moon setting
her silver on the sea.
Note -- The balletic painting is by French artist, Marie-France Riviere, in her tribute to the late, famous choreographer, Roland Petit. He was known for his innovative and sensuous approach to dance....www.griviere.com/expo2000.