Keogh, Martin
July 2007
Contact Quarterly;Summer/Fall2007, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p54
The author offers ways on how to learn falling, a move in dancing. He states that to establish fundamental rapport with falling, it is necessary to start with smallest falls possible. Once the body understands the solo pathways to the floor, a person is ready to fall through space with partner. He adds that by mutually organizing the nuance of tone and release during the fall, an individual will find himself in a reflexive dance where falling becomes the continual source of the next impulse.


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