Zen Zen - A Tone Poem to Ruth St. Denis

Zen Zen is an esoteric dramatic dance by Valentina Oumansky. The choreography was inspired by a painting she found & restored of Ms. Ruth (displayed in the Studio Theatre) and writings of Zen Master Nyogen Senzaki as he translated the wisdom of Soen Nakagawa's uta (Japanese poem or song):

Since I have no voice to be claimed mine,
What name should I give it?
Maybe, it will be called the Nameless Name.






 2017 Valentina Oumansky
Valentina Oumansky was a Featured Poet at the September 2017 Second Sunday Poetry Series