Next to each other*

februari 25th, 2020

Two men on stage
Sitting
Both sitting
They are both sitting
Still

Two men on stage
Moving
Both moving
They are both moving
Still

Still they are moving
On their chairs
On their stage
To the sound of
No music

A score in a notebook
The rhythm
The tempo
A score in a notebook
The words
And numbers
The words
Are actions
The words
Represent actions
And they
They are
Acting

Two men on stage
Both bold
Almost
Wearing identical shoes
Almost
Moving identically
But just

Hand gestures
And arm gestures
And poor gestures
Rich gestures
No legs
They are too expensive

Two men on stage
Sitting
Both sitting
They are both sitting
At home

Rehearsing and repeating
Repeating and rehearsing
They are not meeting
Yet
They are not meeting
Often
They are just sitting
Next to each other
And moving

* Inspired by Both Sitting Duet, Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion. Arnhem: Theater aan de Rijn: February 1st, 2016.

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