The Physical Poet and Christian Witkin

I created this project after introducing Christian Witkin to The Physical Poet,  A dancer I met after his performance on the subway in New York whose dance style reminded me of Butoh master Kim Itoh. He like Itoh also uses public spaces and lets the body move through daily scenography. The Physical Poet dance movements are slow and an explosion of rapid, sharp movements resembling popping, hip-hop, and boogaloo. I found his  gentle, collaborative nature to be a  compelling contrast to other dancers on the subway.

After a brief meeting, we crafted this moment near the photographer’s home in a park in Brooklyn.