Megan's Head

A place where Megan gets off her head.

Waiting to become something

I am sad that I haven’t been more active here on my blog. I have had tons of stuff flying through my brain, and the desire to write is still strong, but I have had a lack of focus or intent ever since I stopped writing about the theatre I was watching. The really strange thing is that I have been less open to theatre since I have stopped writing about it. Maybe I am just looking at it a lot less analytically. I just haven’t been moved, elevated or inspired by anything theatrical lately. That is until this last Saturday night when I was arm-twisted into staying for the second half of a double bill at The Theatre Arts Admin Collective, a dance piece called UnMute.

Now, those who have read me or know me know that dance is my Greek. I don’t get it, read it or speak it. I am frustrated by it mostly, and generally find the art of modern dance painfully pretentious and self absorbed. So this is why I wasn’t in the mood at all.

Well, blow my brain open with a feather. From the very first moment of Laurie Anderson’s O Superman which began Andile Vellem’s piece I started weeping and that was it. Four dancers; Andile Vellem, Themba Mbuli, Nadine McKenzie and Zama Sonjica took me to a place I have seldom been before and transformed me emotionally and theatrically. I don’t know what else to say about the 30 minutes of moving magic. It was a piece that simultaneously took me out of myself and connected me to myself in the most special, organic way. I loved it. And I can’t help writing about it a little bit.

In the meantime I guess meganshead is in process. It is waiting to become something. It is waiting to become something else.

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2 Comments

  1. Beilla Gans

    I think it is very healthy and useful to STOP and assess one’s life. Are your objecti8ves still the same? What do you really want out of life? A good living?. It’s never too late to change careers, go back to school, and do something quite different.

    Please escuse typos. Can’t see a damn thing. I had an intra-vitreal eye injection yesterday. The type face is very small?

    Good Luck with your “thoughts” Tante B

  2. megan

    Dear Tante B
    I am so happy to see you here. I have been unable to reply to your emails, or anyone’s emails with a hotmail account. Please don’t think I ignored the last one. Sorry to hear about your injection yesterday. Hope it helps soon.

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