Today I went to the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MOMA) and something extraordinary happened.

Please keep in mind that I am a dance aficionado.

I went today to see a performance by Musée de la Danse called Flip Book. It is an extraordinary conceptual  piece that stages all and every picture from the book Merce Cunningham 50 Years, which is a book that documents the choreographer’s live and work for five decades.  The piece creates a flow with poses that reproduce what is shown in each photo in a sequence that follow each page of the book.

That, by itself, was a very promising visual experience. And then magic happened:

The choreographer of Musée de la Dance, the amazingly charming Boris Charmatz, while explaining what  the piece was about, asked 10 volunteers from the audience to play with him. I was lucky enough to be invited to participate, and what he did was to teach us around 4 minutes of the piece.  He took us through the pages of the book and assigned characters from the book’s photos to each of us. It didn’t matter if a  picture of a woman was assigned to a man, or vise-versa.  He created a sequence that kept growing, from 3 pictures, to maybe 20 or 25 in total. And then he made it a loop that repeated a few times.  The dedication and excitement shown by all of us (volunteers) was so inspiring and exciting, and having a huge audience of people that went to the MOMA to enjoy one of the best collections of modern art in the world, was ridiculously satisfying.  I enjoy performing so much, and this was an exceptional gift I got from the Universe.  Here I am sharing a few pictures from the experience.

Below I am sharing 2 pictures of me taken at Central Park, where autumn is in its full splendor.

Today I wore skinny jeans by Express, t-shirt by GAP, jacket by H&M and boots by Aldo.

This is me at the atrium of the MOMA:me 1

This is me on stage:me 2

This is Boris explaining what will happen on stage:Boris 2 Boris

Boris taking us through the book:listeningHere he is explaining some photos and then teaching us the movements.  DSC_0459 DSC_0452 DSC_0462 DSC_0414Watching us trying: Boris 3Me performing: DSC_0415 DSC_0420 DSC_0433Volunteers Musée de la Danse :Company 1 Me in Central Park:DSC_0543 DSC_0544

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