The Lake Dance


THE LAKE DANCE - MIXED MEDIA DRAWINGS ON PAPER, PRODUCED DURING REHEARSALS WITH SPIRALARTS DANCE THEATRE COMPANY

At the end of one of the rehearsal sessions, I laid out the drawings on the floor and one of the young dancers came over to look at them. He asked me with interest:  

“Tracy, are you drawing the dancers, the movement, the music or the space in between?“ 

I smiled,  “All of it“ I replied.

It was so beautifully put.

In the moments of drawing, while connected to, and feeling the energy of the space, there is often a feeling of becoming very alive and present: To a dancer, a particular shape they are making, to the interaction between dancers and the quality of movement they are generating, or the direction they are travelling through space. A sound or section of music I hear, or a feeling that arises in me and propels my body to move, to do something with the media, with a particular colour, in a particular way, on the paper in that moment. The drawing is a result of that sensing presence. Body connected to drawing media and of witnessing and absorbing. I have no idea what will come out.