There is something endearing about dancing with a partner, it’s the power to magnetically and charmingly interact with another’s energy and spirit through dance movement.
A prerequisite to dancing well is one’s ability to take an emotional journey and open oneself and to share and connect to another’s energies . This is what engages the audience and keeps them enthralled as much as the dancers themselves. It’s beyond the physicality of steps, patterns, touch, or even the overt precision of dance techniques. It’s in the ability to dance with space, time, yet in complete awareness of one another’s heart of the movement.
I had an opportunity to experience this just the other day when I witnessed all of this and more in a family friend of many years . I have known her to be a conventional simple ,religious and a happy go lucky person who had been through much personal turmoil, probably like so many people… but yet has managed a cheerful disposition every time I met her.
Her characteristic sunny nature would never give away the strife behind the smile. The occasion was her 25th wedding anniversary that I got invited to , and as we reached the venue the couple were at the dais, very understated , a picture of simplicity and composure.
The evening took off, with all their close friends having some wonderful and touching things to say about them both. There was a small but beautiful dance floor which soon got filled up with people who were initially hesitant. As the music filled the air many more of us started getting into the groove and dancing.
And then I saw her, there she was … in her element, dancing with all her heart and soul. It was fantastic to see her energetic dancing in full display for the all to see . Her ever calm and composed husband seemed mesmerized by all the fun moves she did . In fact everyone was charmed by her passion and just then for that moment I knew that her joyful dancing soul had peeped out from the depths of it all.
Kudos to her for keeping the spirit of dancing alive within her through all these years … .God bless!
Dancing from the heart always counts more than perfection of steps. And that’s the ultimate challenge…
To keep the mind open, ready, receptive, giving and simple enough to ….
Dare to step out of comfort zones.
My salute to this dancing soul !