Every heart to love will come–but like a refugee. —Leonard Cohen
“What would it be like to find a place of refuge in the midst of a busy, overwhelming life?” Asks Zuza Engler. “Soul Motion offers just that. More akin to meditation than to formal dance, this movement practice brings attention home to simple facts of aliveness: breath and heartbeat, space and ground, inviting a return to the felt sense of kinesthetic intimacy with the body. Both in solo and in partner or ensemble dances, we are encouraged to investigate the shape and force of motion in space. We are less concerned with what the movement looks like and more with the movement of attention. We move in all directions at once, receiving and using inspiration from all around us. We pause in stillness to listen more deeply while remaining fully present to the dance within and without.
“To take refuge in Soul Motion means to engage wholeheartedly in a kinesthetic exploration of aliveness and to give oneself permission to be changed in the process. Ultimately, Soul Motion can be a path of liberation of the mind and expansion of the heart toward a life of inclusion, in service to the whole, where one can become a refuge to others.”