Piano and clarinet burring insistently, drops of sweet notes like water tinkling in a bowl, a little bit sad, reflective, pensive. Her body rises and falls like a pendulum, seductive with the same graceful fluidity of a cat, her contortions elevated to a beautiful dance, a body without boundaries. The performance of music and contortion by Jacob Cartwright, Guy Dowsett and Henna Kaikula, at La Rondine Gallery a week ago, was one of those events that leave you breathless and profoundly delighted. The gallery space is not huge and Henna needed a large amount of it. Her audience squished in as much as they could to get as much of the performance that was allowed them. It left us all as high as kites and the energy was abundant afterwards, with us all celebrating way into the night.
If you would like to see more of the performance click on the following link: