I sat in the audience of High Art at the Portland Art Museum last night watching Pendulum dancers/aerial artists blow my mind. Seeing this type of movement up close with live music in the Masonic ballroom was such a great Portland experience.
How do they do it? How did he just lift up that woman while upside down? How does she climb up a sash and make it look so easy? Is she really just hanging there by her arms and two strips of ribbon?
Those thoughts — and maybe some others — were going through my head as one of my favorite paintings, Klimt’s “The Kiss,” was being interpreted to the music “Kissing.”