Monday, July 27, 2009

The Drum Antidote

In case your nerves feel the need for an antidote to the immediately preceding 18 drummers, take a deep breath and enjoy this remarkable and soothing dance video.

The dancers are David Gauthier and Catherine Boucher, the occasion is the 2009 Dance Festival in Agen, France, and the music is Ave Marie. David and Catherine dance as the team Impulsion Tango and have developed an incredible mastery of slow grace in the seven years they have danced together. The music is from the film score to Enrico IV and was originally titled Tanti Anni prima to denote the theme associated with one of the characters in the film. That name is fading as the music has gained popularity under the more memorable title of Ave Maria. It is, to me, the Piazzolla piece most capable of causing "goose bumps" when it is played just to the edge of maudlinness.

Thank you David and Catherine for the beauty of your dance and for the goose bumps.

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