Commissioned by Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Restaged at Conservatory of Alicante

A Community of the Spirit, by Rumi

There is a community of the spirit.
Join it, and feel the delight
of walking in the noisy street
and being the noise.
Drink all your passion
and be a disgrace.
Close both eyes
to see with the other eye.
Open your hands if you want to be held.
[…]Be empty of worrying.
Think of who created thought.
Why do you stay in prison
when the door is so wide open?
Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking.
Live in silence.
Flow down and down in always
widening rings of being.

Data sheet

  • World premiere Boston Conservatory Theater in Boston, MA, USA November 8, 2018
  • Running time 12 minutes
  • Choreography Catherine Coury
  • Choreographic assistant Mario Bermudez Gil
  • Music Vivaldi