If I should ever leave you whom I love
To go along the Silent Way, grieve not,
Nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk
Of me as if I were beside you there….
And when you hear a song or see a bird
I loved, please do not let the thought of me
Be sad…. For I am loving you just as
I always have…. You were so good to me!
There are so many things I wanted still
To do - - so many things to say to you
Remember that I did not fear - - it was
Just leaving you that was so hard to face….
We cannot see beyond…. But this I know:
I loved you so – ‘twas heaven here with you!
-- Isla Paschal Richardson
photo by Nathan Harmon; dancers: Jessica Vokoun & Rachel Bruce Johnson.
PC: Jeanne S. Mam-Luft
It is a simple philosophy here at THE BELL HOUSE; make connections by bringing people together through dance. Art that seeks to defy a fractured view of the world by creating culture that cares for the soul and is concerned with human thriving. For me, it isn’t enough to just make dance for dance’s sake; it is my belief that it is the connective power of people that makes art worth engaging. We do that by taking our interests and talents and challenging the ways we connect them to something tangible in the human experience. It is through these connections and tangibilities that we see the true power of art and dance manifest back to relationships with and through people. In my view, what matters is people; the time and space of making work refract and overlap revealing and creating new possibilities for human connection.