Thursday, January 6, 2011

Motion365 - Day 018: Adrenaline

This is a duplicate 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.

January 6, 2011
Song: Adrenaline (2:24) by New Moon Soundtrack from New Moon: The Score

While the beginning of this musical piece beckons forth long lines and motion filled with breath, near the end something shifts.  It’s almost like a ghost of a drum march.  My hips responded with what I will now affectionately coin “The Bellydance March.”

To get the motion:
1.)  Begin flatfooted with your left foot a fraction of a space in front of your right foot.  Even distribute weight.
2.)  Shift weight into our right foot and just barely lift your left foot off the floor.  You should feel the static of the bottom of your left foot grazing the static of the floor.
3.)  Now shift your weight into your left foot and allow your right foot to barely graze the floor.
4.)  Continue the rocking motion shifting your weight between the two feet or by “rocking” from front to back and back to front.

To clean it up:
1.)  Continue as outlined.
2.)  Keep your left (or forward) foot in flatfoot.
3.)  Change your right (or back) foot into a “dig” where you’re pushing your weight into (when shift weight into foot) or off of (when shift weight forward to the left foot) the ball of your foot.

To make it bellydance:
1.)  When you rock your weight forward into your left foot (flatfooted), push your left hip down.
2.)  When you rock your weight back into your right foot (in point), return your left hip to neutral.
3.)  Repeat!

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