Sunday, December 19, 2010

Motion365 - Introduction

This is a partially duplicated blog entry from Motion365, my personal dance adventure from 2010-2011.  Notable entries have been copied to this blog so students and fellow dancers may enjoy the ponderings and combos created from the experience.
Explorations of Motion, Breath, Stillness 

Music is the language of the soul;
dance is the language of the body. 
Body and soul, music and dance
conceive an instrument of expression
through which the spirit communicates.
Maestro Hector Zaraspe

To experience motion for 365 days with 365 songs through physical and cognitive exploration of any movement style (including inspiration gleaned from dance stars, experimental movers, the animal kingdom, forces of nature, and more) with creativity, honesty, receptivity, humility, gratitude, and joy while honoring the triune mind, body, and soul.

The following quotes illuminate the heart, nature, and meaning of Motion365 and serve as the compass directing this journey:
  • We should consider every day lost in which we don’t dance. -- Neitzsche
  • Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discover. -- Martha Graham
  • I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what is too deep to find for words. -- Ruth St. Denise
  • Movement never lies.  It is a barometer telling the state of the soul’s weather to all who can read it. -- Martha Graham
  • Bodies never lie. -- Agnes de Mille
  • Nothing is more revealing than movement. -- Martha Graham
  • Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing.  It’s the rhythm of your life.  It’s the expression in time and movement, in happiness, joy, sadness, and envy. -- Jaques D’ambroise

With a willing body, open mind, and warmed soul, Motion365 begins a movement experiment, a dance journey, a kinetic exploration!

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