Movement or Dance

It’s weird that at one point in my life I decided to refer to my dance as movement. I guess because people, well dancers would always ask each other what dance was, or what they felt dance was, and then would judge it, try and find the right answer, intellectualise it, and I felt it just got further and further away from what dance actually meant to me. And I guess that’s the thing I’ve realised that dance is usually something different to each person. Just like the word “God” conjures up something up different for each person, each religion and each aetheist.

I guess I just thought that movement was a lot broader of a term for Dance, that it meant people could identify more broadly with movement than with dance even though they’re so similar and in some ways the same thing. That there wasn’t so much debate about what movement was, it just was and it just is…movement. People accept it.

In my eyes Dance isn’t a specific narrowly defined thing, its a much larger thing than I first thought and I feel movement captures this more for me than dance. I feel that if the word movement can bring more people together than that’s a good thing. I guess going to back to that other analogy, I guess more people would associate or identify with spirituality than religion or God, even though some might think they’re the same thing or synonyms, but to me, spirituality fits better and I guess so does Movement…for me. 

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