Day 25_Lamentation

[Gentes del mundo, el coronavirus nos ha encerrado. Pero no sólo no podrá con nosotros, sino que vamos a aprovechar el encierro al máximo. Aquí va mi idea del día.]

Una de las primeras veces que Martha Graham bailó su famosísimo solo Lamentation, recibió la visita de una mujer en su camerino al final de la representación. La mujer, con aspecto de haber llorado, simplemente le dio las gracias y se marchó. Por lo que Graham pudo averiguar después, esa mujer había perdido a un hijo de 9 años ante sus propios ojos, atropellado por un camión. Y no había sido capaz de llorar hasta que vio a la coreógrafa, embutida en su angustioso traje de Lamentation.
Martha Graham repitió la anécdota multitud de veces a lo largo de su vida, porque ese día entendió que siempre hay, al menos, una persona en el teatro para la que estás bailando.

[People of the world, the Coronavirus has locked us up. But not only will it not be able to take us, but we will make the most of the lockdown. Here’s my idea for the day.]

One of the first times Martha Graham danced her famous solo Lamentation, she received a woman in her dressing room at the end of the performance. The woman, looking as if she had cried, simply thanked her and left. From what Graham could find out later, this woman had lost a nine-year-old son before her very eyes, hit by a truck. And she had not been able to cry until she saw the choreographer, stuffed into her distressing Lamentation costume.
Martha Graham repeated the anecdote many times throughout her life, because that day she understood that there is always at least one person in the theatre for whom you are dancing. 

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