Movement

Movement?

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!

photo 1KCDF dancer (2014) Gabriel Davidsson.  Photo credit: Paul Garcellano.

photo 3 copyDancers: Molly Wagner, Kaleena Burks, & Tempe Ostergren. Photo Credit: Paul Garcellano

photo 2Dancer: Gabriel Davidsson.  Photo credit: Paul Garcellano

 

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2 thoughts on “Movement

  1. Your advice about moving confidently and with purpose will definitely be with me as I head into the season. Thank you for the inspiration. Gorgeous photos, as well! xo

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