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Posted By: hesperis
11-Aug-02 - 08:58 PM
Thread Name: How many Mudcatters are folk dancers
Subject: RE: BS: How many Mudcatters are folk dancers
Oooh, very cool. I like a little bit of everything when it comes to dance, same as with music. I've also started teaching Sacred Circle Dance again after a bit of a break from teaching. Love it!

For me, dance is a personal and community thing, not a performance art. I don't feel like I'm "on stage" at all, I'm just having fun. And I really love the feeling when I'm watching people's faces light up as they realize that they CAN dance!

The music ties right into that, too. There's dances that you do to chants, or to field recordings of musicians from all over, or to modern songs, or jsut to drumbeats... one time I was playing recorder on the way back from breakfast at a dance camp, and there were people dancing in a field just off the path back to the lodge, so I played for them. I tried to play and dance at the same time, but kinda ran out of breath. It was just such a beautiful experience.