At the age of 3, I was on the way to the dentist, and I passed the church where they held a community ballet class and said to my mother – I want to do that! Since then, dancing has been a big part of my life, and I’ve been delving into many many different modes and forms. It gives me a space where I can feel in connection with others, while also feeling a sense of connection to myself.
In situations when I’m challenged, I also start to think about dancing. I say to myself, how could I dance with this situation?
It isn’t really about steps or styles or copying each other. It’s about a resilience to respond to each situation – finding your own rhythm to communicate with the other rhythms, even if it means going against them sometimes.
In our group bodywork/movement classes we use connected touch and free movement together to remember our unique ways of responding to every moment. We find ways to let go and be creative about the space around us, while acknowledging what’s happening in our body, our thoughts and our emotions. It’s about seeing your strength not as how much muscle you have, but how you can use them to respond intelligently and in relation to your own limits, remembering how much pleasure there is in using our inner strength. It’s a rich resource to have in every situation.
We restart group classes weekly from Thursday 25 April. See below for the details! It’s a full day of embodied practice, with morning Anatomy in Motion class with Zoe Solomons and my afternoon Bodywork Class together for a special reduced price. Looking forward to see you there!