Today this body embraces a field of aliveness that is stretching about 10 meters from its form, in all directions. This space of aware emptiness is holding and opening this sense body for an upshot of aliveness that results from our time together on the conscious dance floor.
There are a multitude of energy streams running through and around this Bronx body today. Our time together was fulfilling like a pasta dish, fine wine, and delectable creamy dessert can be to me.
This dance gathering of ours brought together those I have known and loved on the dance floor from twenty or more years ago and those who have joined the choir for their first song with Soul Motion. Amazing Grace!
Once again, it occurred that whenever we open our sensing body along with active imagination to the dance, signs and wonders abound as our dancers’ eyes open wide. The play of a double current releasing and receiving in gravity and buoyancy is one of the signs that made an appearance over the weekend.
Suddenly we were moving in a field that is never fixed, that is always streaming. We learned that this reality is at our side and available with each conscious breath cycle. We can dance this internal dance wherever we are; at home, at work, even shopping at Costco!
All it takes is a moment to welcome the still point of motion and follow it down deep into the recess of space behind the eyes. Follow its move in spirals from the Sky above, to the head, the heart, the hands, the hara, the heels, and finally to the Earth. Then send it back up!
Remember how we played with the alive, alert, and aware space before us and behind us? How the Earth body before and the Heavenly body behind came to spin around our center line. How we remembered the dance exchange between our form and surrounding space and how it changed the way we viewed our bodies as fixed by the boundary of skin.
We took turns playing with the view of Here, Near, There, Fixed Point, and Soft Gaze and noted how this changed our dance and our sense of where we were positioned in the room.
The time together experimenting with initiating movement and reflecting back that movement opened wide the magic and the reality of our unity in the dance room. Here we experienced the web of our collective expression and refreshed the view of our value, our importance, our worth to any body choir of dancers.
The Sun and the Moon was how we referenced this inquiry. Now our dances have the potential to be changed and unrecognizable as we open the portals that allow our reflection to the dances of any family of five that surround us on the dance floor. Oh what a relief!
Together we Danced Ugly and Drooled, we Dropped the Project whenever we were stuck in thinking head stuff rather than thinking from our gut, and we opened to the presence of empty, still, silence as the music to dance within.
Essentially we had the Time of our Lives…(along with Baby!)
Thank you for your willingness to participate and to the way you showed up for yourself, one another, and the teachings of Soul Motion.
I remain grateful and delighted about all of it. Especially when I think of the snow/ice apocalypse we lived through this past weekend. Amazing to me how our desire to be together in the practice won out over the conditions of the weather.
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Enjoy fishing for new music with the bait of these playlists.
P.S. Ohad Naharin is the mastermind behind this exciting Israeli Dance Company, Batsheva.