When the pressing beats of chaos and uncertainty take over the smooth humming of everyday life, does it reveal the agitation that has been existing underneath the surface of stable normality? With common liberties limited from the call for confinement, isolation, separation, they now glisten, in retrospect, as privileges. More of the individual comes to light, and the yearning for expression to share and connect swells as new potential and energy for the eventual renaissance of normal living. We can dare to fall into the momentum of change knowing that we will always be on the shoulders of, and be part of, something greater than us alone. What we can only do, is what we have been doing for centuries – just dance with the rhythms, tempi, harmonies and discords that perpetuate the movement of life.
This video was sparked by our composer for On the Shoulders of Giants, Simon Goff, when he came across a BBC article about the hidden portrait behind a Degas painting titled “Portrait of a Woman.” It makes us all ponder about the freshness of the unseen that is covered by what we are familiar with.