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Centering – has to do with coordinating the entire system of your body – How to find your centre and then submit it to various complicated stresses and not lose your centre.

Breathing – is perhaps the most essential part of moving, next to centering. There are two aspects mainly to breathing: one is the automatic system of breathing and the other is the use of the, idea of breath and its relation to movement and dance.

Gravity – is one of the elements you have to come to terms with as you search for your centre. Gravity is constantly drawing you down to ground level and your task is constantly to be lifting everything up against the gravitational pull of the earth.

Balance – in dance is both specific and abstract - nothing balances without effort to keep the balance, there is no such thing as a still balanced object, everything is working inside and outside. The sense of balance has an interesting suspension quality to it where everything is in equal force against itself.

Posture – a dancers posture has to be an efficient one for use – it has to become efficient for the kind of dance you are doing.

Gesture – conveys unspoken words, interesting and /or poetic thoughts. I still maintain that all stage movement, just the fact of being on the stage, is a gesture that has significance.

Rhythm – is of course essential, what is more essential is your inner sense of rhythm, how you can adjust your physical rhythm as a person in your life, how you can adjust that to conform to a musical rhythm, to a specific rhythm given to you as a dancer.

Moving in Space – Space is for the dancer the medium in which they exist. You have to think of space as having the volume that it really has. You have to see where it is that your body is going and make it go there as a new discovery of the awareness of the space around you.

The space on the stage is an important place. If you are way in the back of the stage and someone is at the front of the stage, you will look in the past with the people at the front in the present. It is more vital if you are moving diagonally opposed to horizontally across the stage, if you are coming toward the audience at a 45degree angle it is more exciting. So the space has a quality of use and you have to think of the space as something you need on the stage. So ' moving in space' is simply that: not just that you jump to the side but you jump through the space to the side and you know exactly where you are going, 30 cm / I metre – it is very important how much space is accomplished.

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