Shakespeare Love Sonnet 116

The day after Valentine’s day William Shakespeare made a special appearance at an Ebenezer Adult Day Program Dancing Heart  session.

He favored us with his Love Sonnet 116 which at first seemed dense and opaque to our modern ears but soon became  accessable due to the magic of embodied cognition.The Elizabethan language became clear as we created body sculptures to express its complex and nuanced content.

Seems like Stratford on Avon and Portland Ave. and 26th St. are closer than we might have imagined.

SONNET 116

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

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The mission of Kairos Dance Theatre is to transform and revitalize individuals and communities. We work with older adults in intergenerational settings to liberate the healing power of interactive dance and story. We achieve our mission by engaging the skills of professional teaching artists.

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