For Our Great Grandmother and Great Grandfather

 

For Our Great Grandmother and Great Grandfather

The Movement of a Centre


Created By
Dancer / Choreographer Lyn Denton
Musician / Composer Derek Houghton
Visual Artist Jon Bradley
Costume Design Jill Denton
Lighting Design Voirrey Watterson
Projection Design Rob Norman
  Karl Morley



Thanks to all those who have helped in making this event possible, especially Stephanie Selley / ELCHAT and the Brunton Hall, Musselburgh.

To teachers and friends who have given encouragement, inspiration and support.

 
I long to talk to you, 
				every day to walk softly
				over your skin
				breathing your breath.
Great Grandmother and Great Grandfather,
I dreamed last night I was a child
lost in a land where I could not understand
the language the people spoke.
But they helped each other,
				old befriending young.
					
Suckling from the father
Dancing on the soft breast of my mother
To find our home invisible and internally laughing.

Swallowed and drinking from the sky
A Golden fountain bubbles up to the stars
Yellow beams pass 
				all the way across desert planes
				wind circles inside
				your feet
and the rain leaps from crashing sea rocks.

For the Great Grandmother earth
I give this song, long without the touch to cover the wound
Spinning round our sun
Do you think of the cutting line we trace upon the body
Our planet, 
				see how it shines
				in space
The land is now open for all to see
				beyond our control.
Lightly touch the earth drawing down from high and clear
				to give
				one
				little
				drop.
				
				Gold to the senses,
				back.
      

 

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