Tumi Johnson

the poemdances

May 24 2016

Resting Pulses

 

The Rooftop

 

Sometimes in all the movement, I am stung

by a calling to stillness. Above the fray,

elevated over the tides of constant motion.

Where is your rest point?

 

Oh how I love a good rooftop. 

 

Here I have an alertness, a calm, closer to the tips

of mountains, the breeze off a hawk's wing, the tails

of clouds.  My eyes clear.

And from this vista, there is a 

dawning that 

all is unknown, and it is with trust 

that I slowly ripple down into the marketplace of the living

but now in my own rhythms, with the language of all

that is elevated. 

 

 - Tumi Johnson 

 

Choreography: Tumi Johnson
Dancer: Tumi Johnson
Videography: Žare Manojlovič
Sound: C Major Prelude by J.S. Bach; "The Rooftop"  (Poem by Tumi Johnson)

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Rehearsal excerpt from "L

 

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Despite all obvious signs.

Despite certain aging

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