Sunday, November 13, 2005

What is Dance **??
Living beings are charecterized by movement.
Is dance merely a rhythmic movement of the body in space and time
to music ?? What differentiates the normal body verses the
dancing body. It is the capability of movement, it is
ability of the face to express itself to various moods.

Dance is a art that aims to perfect the body in its movement
in space and time.

What happens when some one dances ??Why do people dance ??
This is a question similar to why do people sing ??

WHen some one dances to the music the body loses its static nature and the senses sharpen.
So the senses and the body has to be alert and aware. When the mind is thus listening with total attention
and responding immediately there is a suspension of thinking. Thus there is a suspension of the mind or the ego.
In this state there is self awareness and self knowledge.
As long as the dancer is dancing the thinking entity called the mind or the ego becomes a non entity.
The sages proclaim , "Be still and Know who you are ??" .
Perhaps the sages discovered a new artform that acts as a penance towards
self knowledge without renouncing movement, a real movement towards no movement or stillness.

** THIS IS SOME OF THE THOUGHTS THAT OCCURED DURING A VISIT TO NRITYAGRAM BANGALORE>
NRITYAGRAM







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