Prose walks, poetry dances

Broughton quote on image of Richard Alston's anniversary performance to the Britten Sinfonia

Broughton quote on image of Richard Alston’s anniversary performance to the Britten Sinfonia

This week the dance quote; ‘For me, prose walks, poetry dances’ is by James Broughton (1913-1999). An American poet and poetic filmmaker, in the ‘Summer of Love’ in 1967 his film The Bed was a celebration of the dance of life, breaking taboos against frontal nudity and winning many film festival prizes. Broughton’s work repeatedly explored the human body (the Godbody) and its uses for healing and peace, both for individuals and society.

 

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