What does it look like?
It looks like human beings sensing, listening, being. There is no predictable style, no prescribed movement. It can include anything from complete stillness to vigorous movement through space. It is usually practiced with no musical accompaniment and with eyes inwardly focused to encourage inner attention, self-direction and a sense of privacy. Throughout there is a palpable sense of discovery and revelation, of the weight or lightness of being, of individual truths experienced and expressed.
Who is it for?
Adults of any age can practice Contemplative Dance. It requires no particular skill, training or facility in movement or dance. Rather it calls for curiosity, respect, honesty and some courage to face the unknown. It has applications in many fields, including health, education, religion, human relations and the arts. Contemplative Dance welcomes people of all abilities, backgrounds and identities.