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T h e   C a l l i g r a p h y   o f   D a n c e 

 

 

Dance, Calligraphy, Video 

 

Paper, sumi (Japanese Ink), bamboo, human hair, video.

 

 

The Calligraphy of Dance is a collaborative work with Sufi dancer Adam Hussain. In this piece the artists explore the intersection of Japanese ink (sumi-e) painting and dance, the calligraphy serving as a visual record of a dance performance. Japanese calligraphy is not intended to be perfect or symmetrical - it is rather more like the artist's spirit condensed on paper, executed in one spontaneous, confident, unstopping movement. Expanding this movement into a dance was the central challenge of The Calligraphy of Dance.