We live our lives in ever widening circles that reach out across the world, says poet Rainer Maria Rilke.
Soul Motion as a conscious dance practices points to the inherent value of a dancer’s creative expression. It doesn’t rate it, or judge it, or hold it up against an arbitrary outer scheme.
It whirls on the circle of personal statement as expression, and then reaches out – as that personal statement – enmeshed in a community sensibility. The expression grows to matter to more than just the person creating. The fact is that this expression touches all.
Soul Motion dancers receive invitations in class settings that display their movement practices off and away from the dance floor to inhabit the everyday dance with family, co-workers, and neighbors.
The significance of this relay is that dancers experience a seamless nature between dance practice and everyday process.
Having an awareness of the heavenly body back in the dance room is one thing in navigating the dance floor, and quite another when suddenly confronted with an experience that is bombarding you with a debilitating charge of outrageous demands being made by a disgruntled co-worker.
Dropping down away from the tower of thinking helps in the moment of spontaneous displays of dance and also can provide a wide view in the challenges of problem solving away from the classroom setting. Sometimes getting away from figuring out things becomes the surest way to fixing and solving something.
This pointing to the arrival and departure of movement moments prepares a field of spontaneous creativity and offers students a haven for freedom of expression. When we understand that everything is in flux and that no feeling is final, we can rest a little easier in the navigation of the waters of life experiences.
When formula is removed and replaced by curiosity, the dancer on and off the dance floor increases the capacity for openness, innovation, and genuine relating.
When fixed and choreographed steps can be replaced by odes to the slide of the senses, confidence is instilled through simple approachable inquiries that will always reward consistency.
Dancers are reminded to fall from the tower of thought into the feet of feelings and the gut of graciousness.
I am enough, I am needed, I am necessary becomes a trilogy of self-help and of nourishment in the daily dance experiences.
When we dance the mystery of the moment, we remain open to surprise. When we are open to surprise, we increase our palette for pleasure.
When our palette is opened, we increase the field of freedom.
When freedom rings, we all dance crazily in timeless, spacious moments.
The everyday dance, which courses through all life, is a potent pulse in an infinite array of shifting life rhythms.
Life moves the way of many directions and calls to us in varying voices.
This enduring song of the living world is our accompaniment to the everyday dance. It provides cadence and pace for all steps taken.
Even as we remain still in body, the soul continues to move.
Our dance practice knows the ways of this choreography of the living world.
Our dance practice pauses and listens to learn of the silence. It then shouts the soul’s song as movement.
Our dance practice moves as a spiraling center in all directions, simultaneously.
Our dance practice discerns reality from memory moments. It attends to the movement of the moment.
The dance hall of the everyday dance is situated within every situation and person we meet.
There is common union in family and workplace. We share the space of energy and information.
There is common unity being danced throughout nations and across borders. We receive and release vibrations of vital information and understanding that move along undeterred and without story.
This is the mysterious living world dancing as an infinite, eternal, yes.
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