The renowned danseuse Isadora Duncan once presented a theatre piece to
an audience filled with critics,intellectuals and common people, that
left them spellbound and speechless.
In the press conference held post performance, the reporters asked her
to elaborate on her dance: it’s symbology,real world references,themes
and leitmotifs etc.
To which she replied ‘If I could tell it, I wouldn’t have danced it’
The language of poets, dreamers and artists is the language beyond
words,and hence it struggles when demanded to be reduced to mere
To ask a painter what his paintings mean, or the poet,or the dancer
for that matter,is to ask them to transliterate their art into
accesible (yet highly limited in expository value) language, and in
fact to (sacriligiously) ascribe or supply new meanings to what they
are already trying to communicate with you , the audience, that
demands to be spoonfed.
The simplest answer the artist then can give is to say,
“Do you see it?
Do you feel it?
Then that’s what it means.