Saturday, November 8, 2014

Las Enigmas: fish swimming together make a school

John Cage in "Some Rules for Students & Teachers" underlined the fundamental requirement to show up and keep showing up for learning to happen. Who shows up on a Friday afternoon puppet workshop at the Demonstration Gardens  determines what we make and how.

This fall we are exploring Pablo Neruda's "Las Enigmas / The Ocean Knows".

You've asked me what the lobster is weaving there with his patas de oro?

I reply, the ocean knows this. You say, what is the ascidia waiting for in it's transparent bell?

What is it waiting for? I tell you it is waiting for time, like you.

We don't know what we think until we see what we do...