Discovering “the artistic” in dance

Riveting attention, heightened imaginations, deep concentration, and questions only bodies reveal in responding to choreography.

Deep in the mind, images speak a new and yet an ancient language, new for the individual, yet one of the most ancient of all tongues: movement, dance, the non-verbal. Before we learn to speak, we speak with our bodies.

Every culture has had dances of war, women, fertility, the harvest, and the like. Through dance the collective unconscious is being tapped into and shared. We the dancers codify and select and develop our movements to speak from these depths and to find the appropriate gestures and movements to express our deepest and most authentic response to an idea, a piece of music, a story or –

This is the way of the dancer.

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