Writer | Poet | Dancer |
Up here in the clouds the world looks so beautiful but it’s also so massive and so unfathomable and so delicate that it can also be so terrifying that I sometimes long to feel the support of my feet resting firmly on the ground.
Too often my thoughts whirl round; a cacophony of smells, sights and sounds; like fractals or mandalas whirling around and although beautiful I wish they would slow down so I can hold one of these thoughts in my hand.
I would tell you who I am or what I’m about if I knew. My hand sometimes feels the urge to scribble out random rants and the next minute my whole body insists it’s time to dance until my mind becomes sombre and serious and persists to drive me deeper into physics chemistry and maths and then my heart takes over and I know I’m not worth a damn until I’m marching for a good cause, parading a banner and joining in with the chant.
From somewhere within this tornado I flung out an idea…
The Truth is Beautiful
I was inspired by an Angel, an intelligent and beautiful woman who showed me how to capture some of my madness, so I could let it be heard. We wrote The Truth is Beautiful because we both love what is real. It may not seem so from the perspective of a human being in everyday life but from an abstract point of view, if you could look upon it as though you we’re not part of it, you would see waves and swirls of rhythmic, creation and destruction in harmonic symmetry. This idea was inspired by a coincidence.
On the second week of the project, a few hours before the session. I was thinking about The Beauty of Mathematics, a documentary I had watched the night before when I walked into a book shop and saw a little poetry book from the seventies called Truth & Beauty. This seemed like an interesting coincidence so I paid the £2.99 to purchase it. I then went into another book shop and in the science section I found The Beautiful Truth, a book about the symmetry of the cosmos. I could not ignore this coincidence. If my mind had created it then it created it for a reason. As soon as I got to the studio I asked Angel if she thought the truth was always beautiful. She thought for a few seconds before she firmly agreed. The rest came naturally.
Art is more to me than entertainment to me. I believe the creative force is an intrinsic part of life, not just biology but the fundamental particles from which we are made. We appreciate art because we genuinely appreciate life and that is what makes us human. Art heals and art reveals. Art gives a voice to those who are otherwise dumb and art is was prevents you from feeling completely numb.
This is why I have developed two separate projects around the idea:
Skanka Robiks is a dance fitness class for dub and bass ravers. Using fun, easy dance moves to dub, reggae, jungle, drum n bass, trap, and dubstep, I aim to help others improve their focus, agility, cardio, strength and generally happiness.
Come along. Its every Wednesday, 6:30pm @ The Wonder Inn, 29 Shudehill, M4
Future Craft is a not for profit initiative that uses arts events to promote wellbeing and educate others about how, through scientific study, artistic practices have been shown to improve wellbeing. We organise arts wellbeing days where guests can paint, dance, play instruments, get a massage, write poetry, do yoga and many other things while they also view art related to science and wellbeing. There are live DJ’s and performances plus guest will have access to mental and physical health advice and advice on local health services.
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