It’s everywhere. Anytime. Infinite.
A step. A swipe. A push. A nod. A smile. A grab. A tap. A shake. A word. A reaction. An action. A calmness. A flow. A tear. A chop. A scoop. A current. A complacent answer. A grind. A order. A fast hand typing. A carry. A creation. A lookout. A pickup. A gesture. A taste. A heartbeat. A breath.
I observed these particular movements on my coffee break from Septime Weber’s rehearsal day of Alice at KCB. Then I sat back & thought. . . Why is movement so interesting?
What makes a dancer’s movement contagious, or subjectively liked more than another? Just like at the coffee shop, movement which has purpose – a clear determination – flows & has a sense of appeal.
If you dance & are reading this or do anything that includes movement – everything – I want you to think about why you do what you do. Believe in it and move with a sense of confidence. If you are wrong you will soon learn. Pick it back up, fix the problem, and keep on moving forward. One movement at a time.
Here are some images of movement. Beautiful movement from one position to another from our festival show, Kansas City Dance Festival (KCDF).
I hope you all have a great rest of the week!
KCDF dancer (2014) Gabriel Davidsson. Photo credit: Paul Garcellano.