“When you are stressed or have a problem JUST.DANCE.IT.OUT!”
You don’t have to be part of the Grey & Yang fandom to
feel in every cell of your body
that this might actually make sense & work.
My story with dancing is like a messy on/off relationship
I always loved to dance #80&90kid!
I mean Lambada & Madonna
instantly made me smile & happy
I guess I felt the freedom of creating my own
silly moves & having good times
THEN something must have change.
I let others step into that world.
And don’t get me wrong
dancing with other humans
can be as healing as a deep meaningful conversation.
Flashback to lil Ness.
I had 1 (!) flamenco lesson
AND I gave up the second I walked out
because the other girls made fun of me.
Not enough rhythm feel.
There you go
The 2 most limiting expressions in the world.
Planted in my tiny child heart within 50’
Slowly growing into fucked up Bullshit Stories.
Never signed up for a dance class again
Because from that time on it became crystal clear to me
That no ballet as a kid equals no rhythm as an adult (BS)
That chubby kids don’t dance as cool as “normal” kids (WTF, right?)
All my life tough, I have had this thing for dancers (and music, of course)
And they have always been somehow part of my life.
Just like nice reminders of the universe that I should give it a try, again.
To me dancers are the mirror of all
the emotions lacking motion in my daily life
It’s like watching the big bang of my deepest fears
Not knowing whether I should try tango,salsa, hip-hop or krumping
Ultimately dancing is embodying life AND death
it’s feeling the pulsation of my passion
the drumbeat of my soul
it’s about being heard, felt & seen by MYSELF
it’s being IN my body & honouring it.
Dancing ME out, is one of the most vulnerable things I can do FOR myself
because dancing unveils it all
the shame around my body I thought was gone
those old wounds being ripped open …
for dancing may expose us.
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.”
I used to think that to dance was losing control
Right now it feels like daring to dance is trusting life
it’s surrendering to something
my body knows
my heart feels
my soul remembers
There is no restricted area to dance it out.
There is no such thing as a good or bad dancer.
My guess is, there are just people who are more
passionate about life than others.
Dancing opens up
Dancing is life (& life happens everywhere, right?)
It creates expansion
It creates the space I so much need to hold for myself
It’s creates this vivid void
where my voice unfolds without words
Dancing is the most vulnerable thing I can do for myself.
It never has been about the others.
For it’s part of healing my story
And daring to show up
in the most authentic way I am feeling.
“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.”
What is your story around dancing?
As always I’d like to hear from you, so don’t be shy & let’s connect.