The piece explores the act of bringing the palms of the hands together in the praying position; asking why humans do it and where this act comes from?
Inspired by the painting ‘The Martyrdom of St Catherine of Alexandria’ by the German painter Lucas Cranach, depicting the last moments before her beheading, kneeling and joining her hands in a prayer position. It moved me to investigate the instinctive action that made this gesture universal for praying, meditating, worshiping, showing a sense of gratitude, reverence, dread and devotion.
I will take the audience through a journey exploring the ritualistic, religious and secular form of this notion by using text, movement and projection.
Performance time: 20min
March 2010 De La Warr Pavilion
November 09 at The London Metropolitan University
September 09 at The Rag Factory as part of 15 Minutes Factory event
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