In the past two days I have just been amazed by talent.Â Â Two remarkable dance performances and oneÂ Montreal street guitarist.
The first dance came from Pilobolus who I was first introduced to several months ago the same way many others did – on Conan O’Brien show or on YouTube – Summer In the City – The shadow play performance.Â Â Shadows of full busloads of people, Statue of Liberty, and even a bust of Conan.
Well, yesterday I was surfing TED for interesting green ideas when I saw their name and had to investigate.Â This performance was mesmerizing.Â Â I like dance, but I’ve never seen synergy like this before.Â And I love that they were part of the TED conference because of course art belongs in the same category as business and technology.Â It is all about innovation and maximizing the human potential and delighting in the world of possibility.Â Take a look
Today I was amazed by a Swan Lake performance presented by the Great Chinese State Circus.Â Â The intro is charming as four frogs delightfully romp/leap around the stage.Â The swan dance then seems like any other performance I’ve seen and then I take note that she is dancing on top of someone.Â At one point she is piroetting on his right deltoid.Â Â AMAZING strength and fluidity.
Lastly, for now at least, on the same website that brought us the Swan Lake performance an incredible guitar tapping musical performance by Erik Mongrain, a Montreal street performer with a critically aclaimed album.
Wow what incredible and beautiful paradigm shifts.Â Take artistic standards and their expectations rotate them 90 degrees literally and figuratively and discover a new art-form, a new style, a new awareness, a new thinking.