"We invite the fading moon back in. We invite the part of us that limps, into our life."

 

David Whyte

 

Dancing with Disabilties

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Poet David Whyte compared people to a bell. We all hope that we can ring out clearly, and so we desperately try to fix or hide any flaw. But all we’re asked to do is let the bell sound exactly as it is. The starting point is that YOU have an exquisitely beautiful body, no matter how it looks, no matter what it can or can’t do!

We often surprise ourselves when we try things we never thought we would be able to do. Like the magical moments Paulo Coelho speaks about. Every day has them! Dancing might be one for you. Are you curious to go to places you haven’t been before? In the seemingly familiar landscape of your own body is still so much to discover! Can you really take your place inside yourself, inhabit your body, and from there wholeheartedly feel your movement?

It would be helpful if you have at least one body part that has some movement, for example your head, or your arms. It does not make any difference if you are in a wheel chair. You also don't need any previous dance experience, just some affinity with rhythm and movement. So if you would like to explore your body and express yourself creatively, then this may be an opportunity for you. 

 

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