Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A Room of My Own: Revelations

a haiku set for Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish who returned to the stage yesterday to perform Revelations.

When you're younger, you have everything - you have the flexibility, you have no fear. But you don't savor every step, every movement of every fingertip, every beat of the music. I feel like I'm tasting food for the first time.

--Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish on dancing Alvin Ailey's Revelations again at age 55.

the new year begins
with the same rising sun...
me in the mirror

(Serbian Translation

pocinje Nova Godina
s istim izlazecim suncem…
ja u ogledalu

New Year Haiku, Diogen, January 1 2014)

New Year's morning dew...
old age happened to me

Note: This short film (02:50), Returning to the Stage, At 55, directed by Natalia V. Osipova, tells a riveting story about a former Alvin Ailey superstar and a current artificial-hip owner, Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish, who returns to the stage to perform Revelations, the company's best-known work.

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