"About the body and the mind and how impossible it is for them to be in tune with one another. Except perhaps during a little dance." - Josse De Pauw
Do a little dance.
A man does a little dance.
Body pressed against a dream-body.
A man doesn’t dance anymore or far too rarely.
Vain attempts to become a monk.
The great yearning is for silence and aloneness.
And then from nowhere the fancy for a little dance comes upon him.
Curious whether the pleasure of living is still part of it.
The old monk does a little dance. And then another. And another.
A joint venture by Kris Defoort and Josse De Pauw was an old idea. Their work schedules had never previously allowed it, but then we had it: An Old Monk. Josse De Pauw performs a piece he wrote himself, with music by Kris Defoort inspired by Thelonius Monk. About wanting to live at all costs.
“A wonderfully successful and jazzy ode to life.”Knack