Thursday, July 14, 2011

Motion365 - Day 207: O’ Children

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.

July 14, 2011
Song: O’ Children by Nick Cave from Orpheus

Movement has healing powers.  It can turn darkness into light, transition stiffness into fluidity, calm a racing mind, or turn boredom into a party.

In preparation for tonight’s midnight release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, I watched Part 1 with some of my besties.  There is a completely endearing scene about walk way through the movie where Harry Potter and Hermoine Granger “dance their cares away.”  Here they are, in the midst of dark times and deep sorrows, yet their mini-movement break brings with it waves of relief and smiles of rejuvenation.  One can’t help but feel warmed by the exchange of motion.

It got me (and my besties) thinking about the times when movement has been the driving force to help a character get through their troubles.  (Of course, now I am remiss to think of another one.)

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