Blumen im Wind

Blumen im Wind

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Friedel Kloke-Eibl (Florianopolis 2007)

In 1977 B. Wosien choreographed the dance cycle 'Pentagon'. (see CD MdT 12 Pentagon). 5 men danced a pentagram and 10 women a circle dance to the music piece “Douce Dame jolie”. When I listened more closely, I realized that the music has phrases of 4 and 5. What a gift. In my mind's eye I immediately saw geometric figures and shapes: circle, octagon, 8pointed-star, 5-star, pentagon, pentagram. For ancient philosophers, mathematics and geometry were a way to raise the eyes of the soul to the divine. Plato praises mathematics in the form of geometry as an incomparable means of "knowledge of always unchangeable being". The pentagram has an original reference to the symbol of the circle (wholeness). This is also evident in the relationship of man to eternity and to his divine origin and destiny. It was the symbol of Venus, both the planet and the goddess, and was already known to the Pythagoreans, since it was their secret identifier. The number five stands for awakening, light, love, growth, knowledge and humanity.

Upon the western breezes
The poppies wave and shine,
With these the dream god pleases
His sleeping brow to twine:
Now, bright and purple, waving
With evening’s crimson glow,
Now pale as moonlight paving
The wintry fleece of snow.
In life’s young morning hours,
I, too, was thus bested;
Amid a vale of flowers
I laid my weary head:
Then softly in a minute,
Arose their fragrant steam
Life look’d a picture in it,
The Real became a dream.
Since then, all else misgiving,
Not thought but this will do,-
My pictur’d world’s the living,
My dreams the pure and true.
The shades, that flit before me,
All clear as stars to ken
Wave, poet-poppy, o’er me,
For ever wave as then.

Ludwig Uhland

After four months of abstinence, we are again allowed to dance in a circle in various centres and dancehalls - with the appropriate distance rules prescribed by the government (and dictated by reason) - (e.g. in Drübeck Abbey). Of course we will also limit the number of participants. However, this should not detract from our joy and enthusiasm.

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