15 Dance Tasks for Dancing cards by Artist Leyya Mona Tawil,

the director of Dance Elixir

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Feel the wind sweep you into action ~

Let it hit the front of your spine…

Then, like a gust, from behind ….

Task Leyya Mona Tawil

Photo Yvonne Porta

Tighten your hands into tight fists ~

As you release the tension, let that resonate throughout your body.  

Follow the release until it settles into a neutral stance.

 

Task Leyya Mona Tawil

Photo Doug Coombe

Repetition ~

Take one gesture and repeat it until is says something new.

Task Leyya Monat Tawil

Photo Atsushi Iwai

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Digits in the lead ~

Move only your fingers for a few minutes, then allow the tips of your fingers to initiate a series of big, traveling movements

Task Leyya Mona Tawil

Photo Steven Reiber

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Dance with your mouth wide open.Dance with your lips closed tight.

Task Leyya Mona Tawil

Photo Ricardo Esway

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Imagine a beam of light shining down on you from above.

Move in order to reflect this light on your skin.

Task Leyya Mona Tawil

Photo Paul Stinson 

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Look out on “the horizon” and trace what you see with your hands…

Then your legs…. Then your spine.

 

Task Leyya Mona Tawil

Photo Anass El Omri

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Dance in order to communicate to someone standing on the other side of a huge snowy field…

Task Leyya Mona Tawil

Photo Elisa Kaurala

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Stand tall, then without changing your feet, move upwards into the space directly above you.  Add your arms, take it to the extreme.

Task Leyya Mona Tawil

Photo Elisa Kaurala

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Go to a wide open space and move through it as if on horseback ~ gallop with abondon!  Then stand in the middle and try to repeat that feeling without traveling.

Task Leyya Mona Tawil

Photo Elisa Kaurala

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Strike a pose~

As if carved from ice, let your body freeze in a pose and then try to retain it for 3 minutes… what shifts first, what changes?

Task Leyya Mona Tawil 

Photo Elisa Kaurala

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Strike a pose~

As if carved from ice, let your body freeze in a pose and then try to retain it for 3 minutes… what shifts first, what changes?

Task Leyya Mona Tawil

Photo Anass El Omi

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Tightrope stance~

Get high on your toes and pretend to be suspended on a tightrope.  What does your body have to do to adjust for balance without changing your feet?

Task Leyya Mona Tawil

Photo Robert Wade