Have you ever been to a performance art thing and felt totally embarrassed for the person afterward? As you leave, you don't know what to say, though they stand there with that look of anticipation?
I've been to way too many of those in my life, having started college as a theatre major. Too many to the point where I was pretty convinced that there was no such thing as "good performance art." (Yes, I can be very black and white.)
Then a couple of days ago, I watched this, and it completely changed my perspective.
The power in this piece is explosive -- the spiritual power, the historical power, the power of memory when it is joined to art.
This is why I dance, why I do what I do. Art changes our lives for the better.
I'll be quiet now..just watch it. Watch it all the way through. You won't regret it. You'll probably watch it again.