Any time we risk really hearing someone, letting who they truly are dance against the intimate core of our being, what we give that person
is the gift of themselves. When the space in us is an invitation,
we find things around us answering by coming alive. It is in the nature
of things that a beautiful opening inspires us to find something
of equal beauty to put within it.
— “The Creative Imperative” Charles Johnston
An old African proverb says, “When one flower opens, dozens open.”
There is a moment during a class when everything changes. Continue reading
I watched two contemporary dance teachers peering through a small window in a door in a large dance complex. Through that window they were observing a contact improvisation class. The students were sitting in a circle articulating their experiences with the previous dance.
One of the teachers said to the other: “I can’t believe they are…