Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Motion365 - Day 233: The Little Things
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.
August 9, 2011
Song: The Little Things (3:44) by Colbie Caillat from Coco
Today I received the sweetest compliment, “You dance like a butterfly flies - with grace and reckless abandon.” Wow! To think someone sees that in my movement! I’m simply stunned and blessed.
What I’ve decided is it’s really all about the little things. It’s the flick of your hand, the flutter of your eye, the smooth and seamless transition from one movement to the next. It’s ensuring your costume matches the flow of your movement and making a connection with the audience. It’s about being authentic in your performance and being gracious with those who enjoy you and your dancing. It’s maintaining your “character” throughout a piece and even while interacting with someone after a performance. It’s keeping the magic and mystery alive!