Dance Sweet Freedom

               Gabrielle Roth's 5 Rhythms® Dance

                   with Angela Lord

About The Rhythms

T​he Rhythms are: 

                   Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, Stillness

Each Rhythm has its own energy field, ​what we might call its "vibe".  

Dancing each Rhythm in turn, we dance "the Wave" - the wave of energy that rises and falls as we dance.

Flowing:  we find smooth, continuous movement, travelling in circles,  feet connecting us with the Earth, bringing us home to ourselves 

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Staccato: we find discontinuous movement, clear, defined, the body travelling in lines or making shapes and angles, finding clarity of intention and action, making connection with others and with the world around us

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Chaos: keeping our feet in the beat, we let go of clarity; we soften, loosen,  shake out and shake off;  dancing small or dancing wild, we give ourselves permission to let go, surrendering to the moment, and the possibility of change 

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Lyrical: the dance that arises from the crucible of Chaos, totally unpredictable, sometimes poignant, sometimes joyful, always light and full of breath, opening us to the infinity of our creative potential


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Stillness​: "still and still moving",  slow, with pauses, attention deep within, the movement that comes when there is nothing left but this moment, this breath, this heartbeat

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Dancing the Rhythms isn't about learning steps or sequences of movements, or trying to copy someone else's "moves".  It's about practising dancing in each of these different energy fields, exploring them and finding in each Rhythm our own unique dance.  

Over time, as we keep practising, our dance changes... deepens... grows...

                                         ...and so do we 

"There is a dance that only you can do.  If you don't do your dance, who will?"

(Gabrielle Roth)