What propels us to dance? Why are we called and inspired to express ourselves through movement? Our expression of that urge is manifested in a variety of ways and is among the most intimate means of communication. This inner call, while expressed in highly personal and individual ways, is universal in its essence.
Dance is an integral part of our humanity. Primal in its appeal, it is also a highly sophisticated means of expression. Dance can serve as a window on a culture as a whole or as a window to the soul of a solitary dancer. Be it ritualistic, ceremonial or celebratory, we communicate through dance and the dancer and viewer connect at the most essential level. Together, upon this common ground, we make safe a space to grow, share, learn and experience ourselves, one another, and the larger world around us.
For reasons inexplicable, our inner monologues often find their most eloquent expressions via the language of dance. With joy and sometimes through pain, we reveal the range of the human experience in all its subtleties – the dark and light, the good and evil, the sorrow and the joy. With respect, honor and love we dance and in embracing this art, we embrace the dance of life itself.