Creating Magic - How Space Gives Meaning

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It's completely unrelated, but we think it's very powerful the impact on our lives of the study of dance as an art. For us, it's has a profound impact on the interpersonal things, also. Almost, we feel like before, we were caterpillars, and, then we became butterflies. The experience of the world is so different as one becomes more immersed in art.

We think the coolest thing is that this transformation doesn't stop. So then you ask, "what does the butterfly turn into."

Artist Name:
Manuel Barrueco
Song Title:
Five Pieces - 3- Acentuado
Album Title:
Solo Piazzolla
Artist Website:

From the artist's website: Manuel Barrueco is internationally recognized as one of the most important guitarists of our time. His unique artistry has been continually described as that of a superb instrumentalist and a superior and elegant musician, possessing a seductive sound and uncommon lyrical gifts....In 2007 Manuel Barrueco received a Grammy nomination for the “Best Instrumental Soloist Performance” for his Solo Piazzolla, which was the first recording to be released on the exclusive Manuel Barrueco Collection on Tonar Music.

Here, I'm open. I'm away from her. Here, I'm closed, and I'm to her.
One, is the facing... You just stay.
So, one is the facing of my chest closing. And the other is my head completing...
...Thie shape, the encompassing of the distance between us.
And so, as I dance, I'm aware, in my chest and in my face, of the shape between us. Of the negative space, and of her.
D: And then, as I shift around, I stay to that.
N: That's really interesting. The idea of negative space.
D: And so, this is thick.
So, when we talk about how space gives meaning, there is one sense, you can say space gives meaning, over here.
N: Hi.
D: Over here. Over here.
N: Hi.
D: Different spaces.
But, you can also say, there's this space which is giving meaning to what we do.
And that, as this space changes,
It's a rich and textured experience. And, actually, that was a terrible angle. So, let's do that again.
So, as this space changes here,
Then that's a rich and textured thing.
And then, what's more is you can take this and you can map it on to the way you, for example, take a side step.
So, you can say, that if we're this intimately aware of this. Of this distance between us,
Or, if we're so aware of this space between us, as it changes its shape.
Shape. And bubbles and boils. We can also be aware of the way...
...In our feet, things happen.
Which we didn't get in that camera, by the way.
It's something like when I teach classical dancing, I teach that the fact that the air is heavy.
And it's got... When we move through air, we need to feel the weight of the air, as we go.
And it's kind of what he's... Sort of, what he's talking about with giving value to the space between us, as well.
So, if you see me carve a shape,
D: You have this sense of the shape having its own existence.
N: I like that.