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  • A colleague of mine often says, "there's a difference between what's said and what's communicated."

    "Being danced" is really listening for that space, for that differentiation, and moving to that otherworld rhythm...

    In movement, as well as language, as well as what lies in and behind the eyes the space between is where truth lives.

    As a writer, I find the challenge is to trust the space is there, between the words. If the circumstances and characters are true to the overriding story, the words will lead to the space between. Trust, the key.

    This is one of the things that was revolutionary about the work of playwright, Harold Pinter. His regular insertion of the word "Pause" between the dialogue was permission for the world within that space to communicate a silent living. And each actor who brought life to that space, brought their truth as the personal is the universal...

    There is a pull to indulge in that space, which is not "being danced" and herein is the challenge...

    Thanks, for giving me the space to learn...

    Photo is a page from Harold Pinter's play, BETRAYAL
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