“Break a leg” as it were

When I was a dance student, the discipline was truly grinding. “To dance is to live!” was my mantra. I was usually there at least a half-hour before class in order to centre myself, and warm up carefully, but more importantly, to place myself in the zone of creativity far from outside worries and theContinue reading ““Break a leg” as it were”

Dancers at rehearsal

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.Continue reading “Dancers at rehearsal”

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.Continue reading “Discovering “the artistic” in dance”