February 2019

Day >without< Night

by Jiři Pokorný 

  • for Ballet Basel

  • Music by Davidson Jaconello,

    Anthony and the Johnsons

    Costumes by Bregje van Balen 

    Photo’s by Lucia Hunziker

“ Sit, be still and listen ….. because you are drunk and we are at the edge of the roof.” 

“ Sit, be still and listed ….. I close my mouth and speak to you in hundred silent ways.”

“ Sit, be still and listen ….. Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundred of ways to kneel and kiss the ground. 

“ Sit, be still and listen ….. Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. 

Sit, be still, and listen…
…because you’re drunk and we’re at the edge of the roof.
I close my mouth and speak to you in hundred silent ways.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.

There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there. 

Be melting snow. Wash yourself of yourself. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. 

Sit, be still, and listen…
… I lean into your space and respond to every call that excites your spirit. 

Appear as you are. Be as you appear. 

Sit, be still, and listen…