In beautiful flower arrangements the flowers blend together yet stand out on their own. They are in harmony as individuals, different textures and colors complementing each other. As a metaphor for dance and social structure, this would be an ideal to work towards as well.
Create your dance as if it were a flower arrangement. Make movement sequences or qualities that stand a part. Then combine them together. How do you connect the movement? How do you blend together opposite movement qualities such as slow and fast?
For your next performance decorate your hair with flowers, plants or branches. Find something from the nature that goes together with your dance by texture, look or feel. Work with the nature to amplify the essence of your dance. It is free and as long as you do not pick out the entire plant, it won't harm the environment. And a walk in the woods, meadow or beach will help your body and mind to recover from your hard work at the dance studio.
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