Jurg Koch performs his “The Printer’s Tray”, made under Covid restrictions in early 2020

Dancing in the times of Covid

By Sophie Barker (a free verse response to “The Printers Tray”)

The studio, it sparked.

The Printer’s Tray,

produced in self isolation,

oh, how the self was at peace with him throughout the phrases.

Choreographic pieces

hands that picked parts of the air

moving fast like summer in the seasons.

The four corners were touched with his every glance.

Reflected energy from his white coloured sheets whenever he pranced.

Extended parallel lines and dips around the space,

the

visual art that rippled from his fingertips from place to place

it

felt

safe.

The moving body appointed with turns,

trailed and glided his way through fate.

The presence and focus of Koch had our eyes amazed, glazed.

Planting seeds in hearts, he flourished at pace.

The connection between the music and Koch was never outweighed.

The musicality.

The passion.

Flowing across the floor,

couldn’t help but follow his pattern.

He walked.

He reached.

He leaped across the onyx surface with his bare feet in repeat.

The musicality.

The passion.

Bouncing with every step,

couldn’t help but follow his pattern.

Printed provoking thoughts out of instruments

sorted through the trays filled with pallets of devises and brilliance.

The art forms are fascinating

with the body and sound there is so much relation-

a conversation

common ground.

The Printer’s Tray-

it was

fascinating.

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23rd annual JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience 24 August – 5 September 2021 (digital festival)

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JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience

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23rd annual JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience 24 August – 5 September 2021 (digital festival)

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