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Life, Community, and Everything
Here in NYC, my friend Luis wears a t-shirt that reads "We deserve the government we allow." Luis is an artist; he knows the power of truth-telling.
Last night, we sat in Central Park and saw the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company move through memory, speaking and evoking truth and hope.
The crowd was large, and the shared understanding, palpable.
One small section was about the peroneus, a muscle along the side of the leg, and the use of the "peroneus strike", a method of torture. Bill T. made the connection between joyous moving in community and abuse of each other as humans quite clear.
What will we humans choose? Life and community? Or death and dissolution?
As I watched the last section of the piece, which was a stunning interweaving of the company moving across the space in an everchanging tying and untying of arms and legs and torsos, I had a vision of what is possible: Truth, justice, song and dance, a future.
Let's help move it along today, shall we?