Tonight I sat and hallucinated for about 60 minutes. Well, I was enchanted and caught up in a dancing frenzy. Not one in which I participated. Instead one that I watched as an audience member.
Let me back track for a second. I watched the movie Encanto last year and loved it. Remember no one talks about Bruno. Thus, when I was invited to Watch encantado as a theatrical performance I was confused. Or rather, I misunderstood what I was going to be watching. I believed I was going to watch a theatrical interpretation of the Disney movie. I was way off. And, that turned out to be just fine.
As I sat in my theatre seat and the lights dimmed, a bunch of performers came on stage and statyed rolling out what I believed was a long carpet. They rolled it out. They stepped back and off-stage and came back naked. Yes. Completely nude. Not that I have a problem with that. It just took me by surprise.
The naked performance started off slowly with each performer peeling off a piece of the carpet. Well, it never was one carpet. The performers enveloped themselves within the tapestries and became animals, owners, and other brings culminating in frenzied dancing and the like. At one point my eyes closed for about 30 seconds and I found myself enchanted within another realm. Mind you, I had no drinks or any substances. This was a mind-altering performance in itself.
And, I hadn’t expected any of that. How delightful to be truly surprised. It doesn’t happen often. Not often enough.