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Artistry versus Athleticism By Cassandra Valeria

While the constant desire and never-ending quest to improve is a mark of a great athlete, it is the ability to recognize, and glory in, the imperfections of the soul that is a mark of a true artist. And it is in the conscientious and carefully executed melding of artiste and athlete that the faculty and flair, the scintillating brilliance that is the Art of Dance, can be found.


Natural and Artistic Bodies in Dance, by Inma A Ivarez

Expressivity in dance art is not primarily of a natural kind. Expressiveness is the communicative act of an artist, and in dance this means that a choreographer articulates her or his dance ideas knitting the strands of the dance medium into the work of art.


The Psychology of Top Performers

Top performers can be found in every organization. Those people who seem to be able to rise to the top no matter what obstacles they face along the way. How do they do it? This study looks at 10 key traits of top performers.


Possibilities and desires by Mikhail Radchenko

The task of the athlete on training to increase level of the possibilities that “the level of possibilities” appeared above “a level of desires”. Then the desirable result becomes achievable. Then the level of desires rises by new level, levels of possibilities are again higher and work on new possibilities begins.


How Two Become One: A Qualitative Review of Contact in Dance Partnering

The aim of this study was to analyze the role and importance of touch, visual contact, and weight bearing/giving (TWV), within dance partnerships. The dance styles observed consisted of ballet, ballroom, Argentine Tango, contemporary and contact improvisation.


So You Think About Dance? By Edyta Zielinska

According to a recent study, when spectators watched dance, especially a type with which they were familiar, they put themselves in the place of the dancer, their brains showing activity similar to what researchers would expect to see in dancers.


From Maximiliaan Winkelhuis: Being a “winner” is not necessary to win

From Maximiliaan Winkelhuis Being a “winner” is not necessary to win. Donnie Burns addressed the subject matter of winning. Is it in the DNA of a dancer which makes him win or not?…

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Just Dance, by Fred Bijster

Animals do dance. No question about that. If you ever watched animal behaviour you certainly will agree. Especially in the mating-season they show wonderful and complex patterns of formalized and stylised steps and movements, interacting with a possible partner. A distinct choreography that must be followed in order to be “successful” (whatever that may be).


The Courage to Dare, by Massimo Giorgianni

Massimo Giorgianni shares some thoughts on the power of daring to do something new, along with a few helpful rules for making your effort achievable.


Ketevan Zazanashvili on Mind, Body, Movement… Dance.

From Ketevan Zazanashvili “A sincere artist is not one who makes a faithful attempt to put on to canvas what is in front of him, but one who tries to create something which…

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