Dancing Trees

Il faut etre deux pour danser un pas de deux.

Everybody knows that trees swing and sway and shake all limbs, when they dance with the wind.

But I was looking for a permanent stance, a figure involving two vegetal performers moving in synchronicity. A “pas de deux”, as the French first said it. Literally, step for two.

How I did it? Sorry, that’s a professional secret. Someone knowledgeable taught me, but made me swear not to reveal it.

However, there in the deep silence of the woods it becomes more than a coordinated move. It suggests an intricate and disquieting bond between two performing trees, forever tied in a frozen attitude.