Bill Waters ~~ Haiku

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Almost dawn

This half-minute video poem pushes poetry into the realm of dance, with choreographer / dancer Charly Santagado of Mignolo Arts!  :- D

Using her dance-language Movenglish, Charly interpreted my micropoem “Almost Dawn” and then filtered the footage into a grayscale animation.

The music we used is an interpretation too. I fed my poem into a language-to-music program and incorporated the resulting melody, which I fleshed out with bass and percussion loops.

We hope you enjoy it!

almost dawn . . . / night packs its bags / catches a cab / and heads for the station / as day comes in the door

CLICK THIS LINK to play “Almost Dawn”.

Charly Santagado, co-founder and Artistic Director of ~mignolo dance~, is a dancer, choreographer, and creator of the dance-language Movenglish. She lives in Metuchen, New Jersey, U.S.A., and can be found online at

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3 thoughts on “Almost dawn

  1. Chris Lovie-Tyler on said:

    That’s pretty cool!

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  2. Gary Waters on said:

    Mom and I Loved it ! We love your new innovations. . . Much love and many hugs 👫👏💕🇱🇷

    Sent from my iPad


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