Thursday, March 12, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Mary Starks Whitehouse, who founded dance therapy, said this in 1956!:
"We no longer know it but there was a time when movement was our language. It was long ago and we can't remember, but we were born into an alien world in which the first movement was breathing--that sharp inflation of the lungs that brings the first cry."
When I use the language of movement, I feel poetry inside me, an "imaginative awareness of experience expressed through meaning, sound, and rhythm." Dancing with that awareness is the experience of my breath. At the core of my experience, growing with my practice , is my stillpoint. Gabrielle Roth, the founder and developer of the 5Rhythms dance practice, has said that the quickest way to still the mind is to move the body. It really works for me!