You have not known what you are.
You have slumbered upon yourself all your life.
Your eyes have been as much as closed most of the time.
What you have done is already in mockeries.

The mockeries are not you.
Underneath them
And within them,
I see you lurk...


-Walt Whitman


3.10.10

stabbed


From bestfriends to enemies - I think this is the most powerful piece by Travis Wall. He's finally proven that he really belong to the upper echelon of artistic choreographers, which includes the like of Mia Michaels, Wade Robson, and Sonya Tayeh. Performed by Kent and All-Star, Neil, the routine speaks of friendship and betrayal.

I am aware of the connotations given to this piece but who cares? The whole thing just seem to echo... like a piece of reality converted into a dream-like series of movements. And how about that song by Devotchka, How It Ends? Another SYTCD song I need to download :)

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1 comment:

Manech said...

Whether or not it's about gay lovers (yeah, I'm aware of the rumors too), and whether or not it's about Travis (something he affirmed during the show, yeah?), the whole dance should stand on its own.

Of course, I'm all for the gay element, but I still believe that the greatest pieces of art are those that transcend these simple and loose classifications, and go for something more universal, something that holds true for all.

One more thing. I'm not really a Kent fan, but his contemporary numbers are just mind-blowing. There is this fragile honesty in his movement, something unpolished and intuitive. And I like that about him. Everytime I watch him, I feel like the steps are just secondary; that only the story matters.