Very tired after work today. Had a quick turnaround after getting held up at work. A delicious dinner of BBQ Tempeh & oven roasted potatoes & carrots was followed by a 10 minutes nap. I had to grab my gear and get to the Collaboration Laboratory. Tonight we were joined by two more poets and dancers. After introductions of the new people and a taste of their work we dove in.
The musicians were two guitarists, a cellist, keyboards, and a wind player with a flute and a sax. A few percussion instruments were also available. Six poets and four dancers rounded out the team. Three of the musicians are also poets. Following the format of last week, a poet read a line or a few lines and then the musicians and dancers responded. We were off and running and after the second collaboration I realized my tiredness was gone. Sparked by the creative juices flowing about the room, I was ready to go all night. The 2 1/2 hour session flew by. So much was going on that it was hard to take it all in, but what I did take in was creative, funny, mysterious, deep, engaging, and much more. Something real good is happening in Takoma Park.