When I met Illan, something changed in my dance. I discovered another vision, I discovered that dance was everywhere, in all that surrounds us, in the trees, the stars, the wind, the water, the animals… In nature, in the buildings, in the factories, the streets, the people, on the train, on the plane, at home, in you, in me …everything took another meaning, a new vision, a new learning. All that seemed significant no longer is and what I didn’t even see before is now crucial. We learn by observing, listening, but if no one shows you what it is to be seen or what paths are to be walked on, our own path, we remain blind.
Whether being on stage, at home, in a dance class…have you ever had this feeling that something was missing while your were dancing? Your body is there, your technical skills are there, your choreography is there…but you…are you really there? If you feel that something is missing, it is probably because you are not being present…you and your stories, something to express, to share, to feel, to cure, something new to experiment.
We’ve been talking about creating a project like this for three years now. I remember very clearly, in a small coffee shop in Dusseldorf, we all thought that this idea would stay an idea.
Little by little our enthusiasm grew while the essence of the project was going through changes, taking many different faces to finally look like something completely different from what we imagined in the beginning; something bigger, deeper, something that we felt would transform our lives in the creation process... With Dancer’s Ways, you cannot stop growing, dreaming, thinking, feeling, dancing … whether you are a student or a teacher.