MOVING FROM MY CENTER by Stella Matsuda SDG Festival 2015 presenter

Sacred Dance Guild Journal

MOVING FROM MY CENTER- Stella Matsuda

I teach several dance classes and tai chi classes in my community. I enjoy connecting with these people, many of whom have never experienced movement. And what a joy it is to see how movement begins to enrich their lives.

Stella Matsuda DancingTwo of my dance classes are titled: Moving Through the Center. At first, students may not quite understand what this means. But after several weeks, all the dancers, even the very inexperienced and beginning dancers, say to me, this is the perfect description of what we are doing in class. For to me, dance is not about making “poses or designs,” but moving one’s body fully in and through space. It’s about finding the center of your body, of your movement and from there, radiating outwards into space. So finding that center, that core–and here I do not mean what so many exercises talk…

View original post 364 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s