For me, to truly enter into lyrical I have to let go of my agenda. It's like playing with my kids; if I have a timeline or any expectations, it's like herding cats. When I let go of control and follow the non-linear, non-sensical chaotic nature of their play, suddenly I pop into this realm of possibility and hilarity that most of us adults have forgotten how to access. This realm is quite delicate for me; if I grasp for any control, I pop right back out of it, back into "real
How do you tip into chaos? Do you lurch in unexpectedly? Throw yourself in head first? Or do you experience it as a falling into chaos, a surrender? And WHAT exactly is it that anchors us in the storm of chaos, so that we don't completely lose it, fall into a heap or thrash our neighbours in the face? There are some of questions we will explore tonight in "The Space in Between".
As get deeper into my research this workshop I am discovering resources that I've had for years, that I never recognised have been speaking to me on the topic of courage to meet our longings. I've been creating this workshop for years without being aware of it.
My exploration for the series this week has inspired me to examine my relationship to transition into staccato. And I’ve realized what a tricky one it is! For a long time I don’t think I ever was aware of a transition, it was more of a leap. As I look back on the first several years of dancing the 5Rhythms®, I think I always managed to be late enough to miss Flow, and jumped straight into Staccato. Much like I leap out of bed in the morning to start the “jobs” of the day. It’
I've written this text for the 5 week series that I'm running on Monday nights, for Moving Essence 5Rhythms®, so I thought I would share it here as well, so that if you're not dancing this series with me in person, you can take the invitation into your own practice. In my life, I use my 5Rhythms® practice as a mirror to reflect where I’m stuck in old patterns, moving from a place of habit rather than continually sourcing the inspiration by listening to the present moment. I'
If you've been in any of the classes I've ran the last few weeks, you'll know that I'm delving into the research for my "Longing" workshop and trying it all out on your innocent beings. The feedback has been truly enriching and also quite polarised. The very word "longing" brings up a lot of strong feelings for people, of all flavours it would seem. Which is precisely what I'm interested in; the intensity of life experience that our longings create for us. As someone who ex