May 17, 2012 § 1 Comment
Not ballet, not jazz, not anything choreographed.
It is movement and expression; occasionally, it is stillness.
Today, the Expressive Arts students learned to dance with new partners.
Their journey began, blindfolded, following their peers down an unseen path, with nothing but a branch of wood between them, connecting them. It was an exercise in trust: trusting each other, trusting their senses, trusting in their movements and the motions that connected them together.
The next step of their task was to find a new dancing partner: find a tree that they could connect with, understand the movements of, and share a dance with. Not a waltz, nor a foxtrot. But, create a journey with, understand what it was to be that tree…
For many of the students, it was a journey with great rewards; for others, it brought them to a new awareness of self, and of surroundings.
For more information on the Expressive Arts Program at HSTA, please go to our website www.hsta.ca