Bodies Never Lie, #quote #deMille #dance

Amie Mbye of Tabanka Africa and a quote by Agnes de Mille, (c) Carole Edrich 2013 and 2014

Amie Mbye of Tabanka Africa and a quote by Agnes de Mille, (c) Carole Edrich 2013 and 2014

“The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie.” this quote, from Agnes de Mille is partly true in my experience. In one review I remember writing that the dancers of a tango performance looked as if they were all in the middle of an argument. Months later the partner of someone involved confirmed this, saying that they had not been paid for so long, they had threatened not to perform.

 

Thisshit of Amie, which I took some time ago, reflects another form of truth. To find out more keep an eye out for TRVL magazines issue on Oslo, which  I will be filing next week.

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