International Dance Day 2021
Message for Ontario from Natasha Powell
There's no question that dance has looked and felt different for many people over the past year. Dance lovers who frequented stages, studios, clubs, social events, and dance halls, were forced to abandon their sanctuaries and explore alternative ways for moving, grooving, and bodily expression. This has not been easy - it's been down right difficult. But in this challenging time, I've been reminded how much I've taken this art form for granted, and in fact, how essential dancing is to the well-being of our communities. We dance for joy, we dance for health, we dance as protest, and we dance for those who are no longer with us. And while a pandemic has kept us apart physically, I strongly believe that dance will be the thing to bring us back together. So today, on International Dance Day, I invite you to recall your WHY with dance. I also invite us all to focus on the present moment by grounding our feet, connecting to the rhythm of our heartbeats, connecting to our WHY with dance, and letting the magic of movement flow through our bodies.
Dance is spiritual.
Dance is bliss