As Seen on Youtube: ‘ARTist’ created by Mukhtar O.S Mukhtar featuring Anthony Anaxagorou

Well, this is a surprise. Normally I abstain from poetry/dance hybrids. Nothing in my mind says ‘FAIL’ louder than a leotard/tights wearing performer reenacting a penguin’s epileptic fit in a creatively desperate bid to bring a stanza to life.  I do see the potential in the two art-forms converging -people dancing to words is a good idea- but the examples I’ve come across have always fallen short. Until now.

In a nutshell: Cirque De Soleil craft brief yet compelling magic with Anthony Anaxagorou’s words. Unless you’re an Amon Tobin fan, click the 5.15 mark.

 

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Poet, Frontman to alt hip hop band Benin City. Founder of Poem inbetween People. Co Founder of Spoken word/music night Poejazzi. Workshopper. Lover of all things horror/scifi/fantasy/tech related. Host. Semi bad man.
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One Response to As Seen on Youtube: ‘ARTist’ created by Mukhtar O.S Mukhtar featuring Anthony Anaxagorou

  1. Pingback: As Seen On Youtube: Polarbear and Akram Khan- Not All Collaborations Work Out Well | poejazzi

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