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Since I met Sabina, my partner, I have discovered dance. Not that I didn't know it wasn't there before, but I have learned how profound, intricate, demanding and expressive it is. I have been to a number of contemporary shows, to ballet, to various performance - I even ended up watching and enjoying the reality TV competition 'World of Dance' (the winning team - The Kings - final performance can be found here, it's astounding).

Now my own dance floor style is still reminiscent of the line in Four Weddings and a Funeral - "I fear lives may be lost" - but my (still limited) understanding of watching dance performances has grown to the point where movement, form, and meaning have become clearer and I appreciate it. More than entertainment, dance can confront us in a visceral way, challenging our attitudes and expanding our hearts and minds. 

Also, as I have continued to learn more and more about the essential nature of embodiment to our spirituality, that we are not spirits carried around in bodies, but bodies riddled with spirituality, and as I have grown in my appreciation of the depth of Incarnational Theology as God's profound 'yes' to creation and to humanity, I realize that the embodiment present in dance is also able to grow my understand of how Divine life can be expressed in human movement. Dance is a powerful expression of that.

The video below is from a Contemporary group - MN Dance Company, it is called S/HE and more information about it can be found here

Psalm 150

Praise God in God’s holy temple;
praise God in the firmament of God’s power.
Praise God for their mighty acts; 
praise God for God’s excellent greatness.
Praise God with the blast of the ram's-horn; 
praise God with lyre and harp.
Praise God with timbrel and dance; 
praise God with strings and pipe.
Praise God with resounding cymbals; 
praise God with loud-clanging cymbals.
Let everything that has breath 
praise God.