Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Rowing Film: Symphony of Motion
Symphony of Motion (original movie) from Ken Santucci on Vimeo.
You have probably read or heard this saying by one of the true legends of American rowing, George Pocock,
It’s a great art, is rowing.
It’s the finest art there is.
It’s a symphony of motion.
And when you’re rowing well
Why it’s nearing perfection –
And when you reach perfection
You’re touching the Divine.
It touches the you of you’s
Which is your soul.
As you can read above, not only did Pocock have a way of building boats, he also had a way with words. In the 1970s, a rowing movie was made which borrowed its title from Pocock’s ‘symphony of motion’. In this film we meet George Pocock, and also his son, Stan, and other legends in American rowing, Bill Tytus, Harry Parker, Ted Nash, Hart Perry and others.
The quality of the film might not be the best, but just listen to what they are all saying, true words of wisdom…
Special thanks to Mrs. B. who found this film in cyberspace!