“It has taken me years of struggle, hard work and research to learn to make one simple gesture, and I know enough about the art of writing to realize that it would take as many years of concentrated effort to write one simple, beautiful sentence.” (Isadora Duncan)
Isadora Duncan keeps being a source of inspiration for my growth. And what a joy it brings me both for my dance and writings! Through learning her motions, I get to experience a sense of freedom and a sense of space to improve. To look at every detail, every angle, every direction, every part of my body and how I can place them differently, emphasising or hiding, expressing passionately or being coy. She in turn, looked to the Greek mythology, for example.
When I started taking classes in this style, in Stockholm, Sweden 2014, I used to do an hour of yoga first as a warm-up. This helped me being more warmed up, as well as being grounded and better in balance. This, however, doesn’t mean that all yoga practitioners have to dance, and on their mats!
Move your heart first, and let your body follow.