THE ANATOMY OF A DANCE

You can tell a lot about a person by watching the way they dance. Beyond obvious things like skill level and experience, there are often more subtle things that you can see if you know where to look.

The anatomy of dance- Man and woman dancing - Photo Story - Cleverish

The anatomy of dance- Man and woman dancing - Cleverish Magazine

I’ve been dancing for many years and I have found it helpful to think of dancing as an interwoven collection of ever-expanding conversations. There are conversations between the dancers and each other, between the dancers and the space, and finally between the dancers and the music.

The anatomy of dance- Man and woman dancing - Photo Story - Cleverish

The anatomy of dance- Man and woman dancing - Photo Story - Cleverish

In particular, the conversation that is most important to the dance is the one that happens between the dancers and each other. Both in verbal and non-verbal cues, the dancers negotiate relationships of trust, balance, skill, and intimacy.

The anatomy of dance- Man and woman dancing - Photo Story - Cleverish

The anatomy of dance- Man and woman dancing - Photo Story - Cleverish

In some ways, the only thing more pleasurable than watching dancers who enjoy each other’s presence on the floor is to be one of those dancers.

The anatomy of dance. Man and woman dancing

The anatomy of dance- Man and woman dancing - Photo Story - Cleverish

The anatomy of dance- Man and woman dancing - Photo Story - Cleverish

The anatomy of a dance - photo story - Clveverish

Omotola Ajibade

Tola is a self-described renaissance man. He's a clinician, a writer and editor at The Naked Convos, and a photographer. You can keep up with his shenanigans at http://mythicvoice.com.