The classification of a social dance for me is:
• Dance of the Body – movements that affect the whole.
• Dance of the Soul – movements that affect us
• Dance of the Environment – movements that change the whole
• Dance of the Spirit – movements that make or change the whole
• Dance of the World – movements that make or change all the others
Here and elsewhere the dance of the body, of the soul, and of the world are linked.
It is interesting to note that the dance of the body comes from the body of a girl who danced with some old men who knew the dance. This is because she had her own life and death to live.
The dance of both of these forms is connected to each other because the dance of the soul, and the dance of the environment, move together through the whole.
Therefore, as we learn to dance the dance of life, it is the dance of the body which we learn to dance as well as the dance of the spirit. But because the dance of the soul and the dance of the world are connected, it is not enough to only do one or the other, or to only do one and then the other, as in dance lessons, where it is a total mastery. In many other arts and craft skills, it would certainly be helpful to learn the dance of the two sides.
If we learn just the dance of the body, our dance of soul becomes the dance of a different kind of life. I would like to tell a story that relates my own experience with the same dance and the same understanding of the connection of dance to the spirit.
In some ways I found the dance of the body easy, yet, in a way I found the dance of the soul more difficult in parts.
As I have said before, I had a hard time believing in the beauty of the body if I only knew the body. But when I actually saw the body, it was beautiful and the body seemed easy. Therefore, I tried hard to believe in the beauty of the body, but in part, I ended up doubting the love of the body myself.
Then a friend of mine came to meet me and introduced me to the art and music of her country which was very beautiful and I felt drawn to it. This is when it happened – in such a way that I was more or less drawn in, when all things in me had been drawn to it for
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