Antarctica a Poem on Video
In 1990 I staged a poetry, music and dance program in my town, Fairfield, IA, featuring and reciting 10 of my own poems with keyboard accompaniment and 30 dancers in different formations and groups, choreographed by semi-professional dancers.
In this dramatic ode the intense cold of Antarctica is compared to the coldness of a frozen soul. As the danced poem progresses, the intrinsic warmth of places inside ourselves enjoying tropical conditions all year long is being realized, transcending geographical as well as inner boundaries we meet on our spiritual journey.
“Antarctica” was choreographed by Lynna Howard and Alice Holliday and danced by Ananda Clark, Lynna Howard and Freddy Niagara Fonseca, the poet dancing to his own words. Music on keyboard composed and performed by Nathanael Zumstein.