The Power of Improvisational Dance

The Power of Improvisational Dance

Improvisational dance connects me to my most abstract and distant desires.  It fuses the intention of mind and body in a way that I haven’t yet found an equal for.  The specialness of improvisational dance lies in its closeness to play.  Through the act of listening to and acting on the impulses of the body and mind, we can connect deeply to our inner child and all of the other parts of us that spend their lives mostly in the shadows.  We can give voice to the dark parts, the small parts, and the parts that find it hard to verbalize. 

Why I Stopped Dancing

Why I Stopped Dancing

After a life of intense dance training, I allowed myself a year long grieving process, in which I actively rejected anyone else's suggestions for how my body should move.  Why? Because the most fundamental and meaningful aspect of dance was largely ignored in my training: my relationship with my body.  This year gave me the time to reflect on my dance training thus far, and to share those reflections with you, here.