Sharon Marroquin’s Las Cuatros Estaciones: A Story of Human Trees
The Dancers Preparing for the Performance
How many miles have we come?
How many healing rivers have we crossed?
How many awakenings have these eyes seen?
How many waterfalls have we approached with quiet looks and pursed lips?
How many stretches of our hearts have we welcomed?
How many spirit worlds have these bodies transformed?
How many ancestors have we honored in the depths of our souls?
How many times have we caught the winds with eagle’s wings and pierced our expansiveness with eagle’s eyes?
The Performance of Las Cuatros Estaciones: A Story of Human Trees by Sharon Marroquin
This work grows, as all my work does, from a resonant source within. It is personal and poignant, yet I intend for it to echo across the distance that separates us.
Each person holds a place in my memory of what it means to live in a vulnerable body, what it means to be tender to ones self.
It is about the passing of time, loss, and the countless beginnings and endings that permeate our lives.
Each person emerging throughout the performance left me with precious gifts of germinating within, wriggling and sprouting, and wringing out the traumas of our existence.
Las Cuatros Estaciones is also about acceptance: like autumn leaves that detach from their branches in a profound gesture of generosity and wisdom, we seek to make way for new life that unfurls, once again, towards the light.
I delight in the child and the adult, each bursting into the exuberance of new life. And after risking themselves, bursting again and again.
I cherish the wisdom and generosity of adult with child and the full circle when the adult must rest inspiring the child to lay down beside them with a wisdom and generosity only known by the child.
Thanks to the dancers for your energy and artistry that inspires and challenges me.
Every day, I walk with the experience you shared in Las Cuatros Estaciones: A Story of Human Trees. Sprouting new leaves is the only way I can express my gratitude for Sharon, each dancer adult and child, and each person who helped bring this experience to my life.
Thank you all, Tim
Tim Hurst. 03/23/17