Friday, February 4, 2011


This past week, I took 4 days of Afro-Brazilian dance with Augusto Omolu. It was an awesome experience to get to work with a new teacher after working with the same few during the dance intensive. The fast pace rhythms of Augusto's class made me realize the power of drums and dance. African based dance has such an intense visceral power to it that is more right than right to my soul. My brain went into a different kind of thinking, as the drums ran wildly around the room and dancers tried to keep up! Watching the dance, the movements, the symbology, seeing the body strive for the connection with the music, the earth and the other world. It is so essential, most powerful. Dancing and worshiping, striving, pushing physical limits to achieve spiritual connection. Letting the body be danced by the drums. Ancestors speaking through the movements, people's striving and difficulties and triumphs in life. The limits and restrictions of having a body! It is beautiful. ! just a short thought <3

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