Mental Health and Yoga
For dancers and all people; Yoga is the “mother” of all psychologies! It addresses not only the body but ultimately the mind and our influence on it.
November 5, 2020
Resilience & Mental Stability
Covid-19 will change the dance world forever. Here is the first of two articles dealing with mental stability in times like this.
November 2, 2020
Dancing is Thinking
Susanne Traub is a dramaturge, curator and writer. In this article she looks at dance and philosophy, dancing and thinking and dance as a field of knowledge
March 6, 2017
A Theoretical and Practical Approach to “Seeing The Ground of a Movement”
Armin Kappacher sheds some light and shares ideas on what might be meant by "Quality of movement”
August 5, 2014
5 common mistakes we make when we learn
Several studies show that human babies, but also newborn animals, learn first by observing. In learning to dance we don’t observe enough says Jean Dorff
May 1, 2014
The heart of the dancer lies within the story line. You have to look and you have to find and discover it. That's what it's all about. It's all about your journey. You must find it in yourself, then take the viewers into the ride, so your dancing must be sincere and fully open. No masks, no hidden agenda
March 3, 2014
From conscious movement to unconscious movement
By Jean Dorff There is a constant process of motions in our bodies such as breathing, bloodstream, lymph system etcetera. The majority of motions in our body are beyond most people's ability to control. Although we can bring these movements to a level of consciousness, most of us can only control them to some extent, if at all.
November 29, 2013
The Physics of Dance
By Kenneth Law As philosopher Suzanne Langer put it: "In watching a dance, you do not see what is physically before you — people running around or twisting their bodies; what you see is a display of interacting forces... But these forces... are not the physical forces of the dancer's muscles... The forces we seem to perceive most directly and convincingly are created for our perception; and they exist only for it."
September 15, 2013
Evolution versus Design
By Fred Bijster Dancing (in any form) is the result of our cultural evolution, not of design. Hence the importance of historical and cultural knowledge in evaluations (judging). Hence the danger of treating dancers like machines and dancing like a result of a logical process.
August 18, 2013
Technolophile Culture as a Deprivation Factor
Dance culture is a part of human culture. At all times the ability to dance has been considered a must for high society, cultured men.
May 15, 2013