Tuesday, August 8

"I'm not interested in how people move; I'm interested in what makes them move."
— Pina Bausch, dancer

Today’s Excerpt:

Have you ever made up a dance? (Try it!)

To play with different types of movement, try 5Rhythms.

Watch “5Rhythms Dance” (6-min video) and mimic what you see on screen in your own way. Created by a dancer named Gabrielle Roth, 5Rhythms is intended to express the range of human experience in dance. All the quotes in the video come from Roth, who led a movement that celebrated dance.

When danced in the following order, the full dance is called a wave.

  1. Flow
  2. Staccato
  3. Chaos
  4. Lyrical
  5. Stillness