Monday, October 14, 2013

BLOGTOBERFEST13 (Day 14) Appreciating the arts made personable in Atlanta

Hallelujah for ARTISTS! Artists make a city vibrant, personal, alive. A vast metropolitan city like Atlanta, Georgia, can seem impersonal, a human being may seem small and insignificant. However, when dancers like Beacon Dance performers appear on our Atlanta Beltline at dusk, all of us are transformed. 

When my husband, Tony Martin, and I arrived, the performance, "Resilient Circles," was already in progress. 

DANCE IN PROGRESS. (photo by Hallelujah Truth)
Here, take a peak of what we came upon!

After the above portion of the dance concluded, the dancers asked audience members to form a circle around one of the structures they had created. We joined hands, tied strips of fabric onto a wire ring as we listened to a wish from each participant.
Wishes included desires for peace, healing, living now, assistance in a father's transition, even understanding the presence of aliens! As we stood out there on the Atlanta Beltline holding hands in front of wire sculptures with fabric tied on it, I thought: THIS IS MY COMMUNITY. And I leaned into the experience with all of my heart! Thank you Beacon Dance!

THE DANCE CONTINUES. (photo by Hallelujah Truth)

Beacon Dancers moved onto symbolic weaving looms and continued to move as the sun began to set.
DANCE APPEARS GOLDEN, TIMELESS. (photo by Hallelujah Truth)

Nothing can compare to being a part of dance, outside in the beautiful cool fall weather with the sun setting on us. Bathed in the golden light of the setting sun, we audience members were transfixed as dancers moved toward us and began speaking to us.

CONNECTION WITH THE AUDIENCE. Look at the sun on the dancers face. Look at the engaged audience member. See the Atlanta Beltline extended back beyond the Beacon Dance performance space! (photo by Hallelujah Truth)

Taking dance outside and being with audience members is a warm, personable acquaintance with the ARTS. Our city of Atlanta is offering us a life-giving force on the Beltline!

ART IN PROGRESS. Lionel Daniels, performance painter and artist, worked steadily as the dancers moved nearby. He was surrounded by his family seated in lawn chairs. How great is that! (photo by Hallelujah Truth)
My husband and I had to leave so he could continue working on his next book, Dinosaur Without Bones. We must measure our time carefully or our creative work will suffer. Creating requires dedication with brief respites. This respite on the Atlanta Beltline was worth it!
EYEDRUM ON AT 6:00. Electronica Band was getting ready to play on the Reynoldstown Stage as the Beacon Dance was finishing their performance of "Resilient Circles." (photo by Hallelujah Truth)

That's Coffee with Hallelujah! SOUL BLOG with me and tell me your response to the Beacon Dance performance, "Resilient Circles." What kind of artists do you have in your communities making them vibrant and you reach deeper in your self and out to others?

Please visit another blog entry I wrote about another Beacon Dance performance!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a beautiful evening! Thanks for capturing it and sharing it. I feel like I got to be there with you! XOXO