Dance since childhood related me to a state I could experience myself entirely, being without questioning through perception what reality is, while dancing I was connecting the in- and outside as self-evident. My earliest memory of dancing happened to Lambada by Kaoma at the age of 5 in the middle of our living room in a dwelling-house that had a relief at the entrace showing a grape harvest. I admire this part of the city where time showed me how to make it disappear.
I remember the sensation of being in dance without caring about how to name what I am doing or judging the action in comparison. I enjoyed greatly loosing myself, a self that was by then socialised, formed by the nursing environment and experienced wide range of emotions. But to dance was simply to be without constraints, to be connected without indentifying to whom.
It took another 23 years more to consciously grasp that it is dance dancing "me" the most intensively alive, and so the expedition started to the land where dance is born, through me. The tools for excavation, restoration, evoking perceptual shifts have varied greatly, from contemporary dance techniques to Japanese theatre, the historical avantgarde, puppetry, the movement study of professions outside of dance. I am moved wherever I sense a dull, blank space within, and thrive towards spaciousness. I am also getting more more suspicious about all this work and enthusiasm because finding an artform feels simply the effect of an overwhelming force that moves this body. And the body thrives on motion, addicted to motion once getting the taste of it.
Dance, well, is motion and stillness in a soul without borders.
Aims are tricky. In sankalpas I believe. It is the Sanskrit word for intention, san means “to become one with” and kalpa means “time”. Finding a sankalpa also means to let it go since manifestation and fulfilment is a matter of co-motion, not flow nor will. My sankalpa is to share "becoming dance" with others who seek the simple truth of being alive. I am looking for The Movers!
On the same wavelenght we shall meet!