So You Think You Can Dance
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 - 07:21 PM
Last weekend on the show, we heard from Paulus Berensohn -- a sculptor based at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, and a man of strong opinions when it comes to things clay. He believes clay is the source of life on this planet, that there is movement everywhere, and that it’s important to understand both principles when taking on the potter's wheel.
Turns out, Paulus has been dancing even longer than he’s been sculpting. He was in the first group of dancers to attend The Julliard School in 1951, where he studied with Martha Graham, Jose Limon, and others. But before he could dance for them, he had to audition for one heck of a panel. Paulus was an enthusiastic dancer, but let’s just say he was still a diamond in the rough at this point... but he had a plan. And a cape.
Paulus tells the story in this bit of tape left on the cutting room floor:
Listen to the entire AHA moment here: