I agree that movement and dance are powerful ways to convey emotions and experiences. Dance and movement practices even have the capacity for self-reflection, by exploring and reenacting past experiences to understand more about the emotions experienced during that time. It is however hard to connect abstract academic concepts with movement practices. Rather, the most influential movement sessions explore a shared experience among the group, such as the “act of disagreeing”, where I learned that a “disagreer” will also change his mindset by the person he is disagreeing with, represented by the shift in body positions of both parties, once the disagreeing act has taken place. These kinds of “universally experienced” movement exercises have truly changed my biases, assumptions, agreements and disagreements.
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