Thursday, March 31, 2011

Motion365 - Day 102: Forever

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.

March 31, 2011
Song: Forever (4:38) by Chris Brown from Exclusive - The Forever Edition

Motion.  It is forever. 

It’s present from our conception (some might suggestion even before…) and continues even through our last breath.  And in the great beyond, our astral beings continue to move - perhaps in an exploration of space, in a celebration of freedom, or in a dance of praise for our Creator.

It is simply the prior, the beginning, the middle, the end, the after, and all the spaces in between.

For me, movement is healing.  It creates opportunities for creative expression, emotional freedom, physical release.  The ultimate in mind, body, soul, it can be personal and private or connecting and public.

Tonight I was struck by yet another healing facet of dance.  Chris Brown performed Forever on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars (thank you, DVR!) with a spectacle of belighted (think bedazzled but with lights instead of jewels) dancers.  It was hypnotic, calming, and inspiring to simply watch such a stimulated performance.  What an amazingly fresh way to experience motion! 

Of course the first light induced dance I’ve ever seen was in Burn the Floor and then Step Up 3, but it struck a chord with me this evening all the same. 

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