Possibly the most insane thing I have ever seen. Steve was passing this book around the studio and I wondered whether they might just be a website, turns out there is..
Nijinskat follows his tail in a series of tight elevated turns and surging sissonnes. Cats respond well to visual images, and Arija uses thought pictures to help coordinate the dance. "While I'm dancing, I picture Nijinskat in a certain position, and then imagine that image floating into his head like a bubble. For some reason he responds best when I color the whole image blue."
Cat Charmers: $145,000
Biomusicologist, David Parsons will undertake an another seven month expedition to Tibet in order to work with the monastic cat charmers of Chokpuri and Lhasa. Generally, he will become more fully conversant with all aspect of Tibetan cat charming and specifically, he will record the 1,786 fundamental frequency variants of the bird-block and kitten bells. Sponsored by LEAP! Food for Dancing Cats Inc.
Alley Art: $245,000
Art Critic, Burton Silver will undertake an expedition to investigate the aesthetics of territorial marks made by domestic cats living in alleys adjoining top restaurant kitchens in Venice, Florence, Rome and Paris. Sponsored by The Anabel Langbein Food Group Ltd.