Sunday, 19 February 2017

Hi everyone! This is my first blog and am also extremely excited to be part of the MAPP DTP!! So, do excuse if this is coming across rather simple and not very deep!!

Reading through the Introduction Handbook - I came across (at the very beginning of the book) - that on this course, we are coming from the starting point of embodiment. I absolutely loved that - as dancers/dance artists or anyone in the field where movement is paramount, I think this is so appropriate. I do believe that so much of our knowledge is gained through bodily experience. Our body is certainly capable of 'knowing' and that knowing certainly happens through experiencing.

I attended a seminar by Susan Klein (of Klein Technique - The Klein School of Movement and Dance) some years ago and she talked about 'body intelligence'. There is the 'intelligence' of the mind and the 'intelligence' of the body. The body does 'know' and can gain 'knowledge'.  The dancer/dance artist that possesses both the intelligence of the mind and body would be the ultimate dance artist extraordinaire.

Don't know what the rest of the community thinks and I hope I am not going off tangent here!!