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SYREN Modern Dance embarks on the creation of a new dance. An exploration of Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of the Fugue) by Bach.
Created by

Lynn Peterson

37 backers pledged $3,500 to help bring this project to life.

Rehearsal Weeks 4 & 5

"Let the beauty we love be what we do."  -Rumi

It is amazing to read these words, have a smile take over my face, and to know that is exactly why I dance - why Kate and I started SYREN - and why being part of making a new dance is so incredibly satisfying.  

These last two weeks, we have really been digging into two sections of the piece.  (You might want to ask:  Two sections of how many total sections?  And my answer would be, I don't know!  I haven't actually looked up how many sections Bach wrote for The Art of the Fugue and Kate hasn't shared that with us yet.  Don't get me wrong it's not that I'm not curious, it's just that I really actually like "being in the dark" on some minute level.  I enjoy having her lead us through the process and having her share details like that when it is actually important to know...Right now, there is still so much to uncover and it is a gift to be able to take time and care with each step and to focus on being present.)

We have done a little bit of improvisation, and we got one "assignment" from Kate, but mostly these last two weeks Kate has been teaching us movement phrases that are specifically woven to certain parts of the music.  So far, these two sections have really different qualities and it is a great challenge in working on being equally committed in both directions.  

We will try and remember to snap some photos next week to give you all another peek soon!  

Until then, I hope you are doing well and I hope you find ways in your day to day to be able to live the beauty of the things that you love.  I am so grateful to do what I love every week with these incredible people and I thank you for your support in helping us to be able to gather together and create.  

All my best,


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