Photo by Tabitha Somerfield
Image credit: http://www.yogadance.co.uk/
Inspired by the growing popularity in recent years of dance improvisation, local Yoga Dance community groups will be celebrating the day with what they call "a Standing Movement Meditation on the beach."
"I am taking part in World Dance Day 2010 as it brings my community Yoga Dance groups out of the studio and onto the local beaches," explains dance teacher Michelle Wilkinson. The moves, she says, are inspired by seascapes where a physical shout is being made to someone beyond reach. "These movements will be echoed by other dancers throughout Devon to unite and celebrate the magic and joy of dance."
Michelle also finds inspiration from the local landscapes in collaboration with Budleigh artist Pauline Dyer. Their site at http://www.yogadance.co.uk/ explains how they have worked together to explore the relationship between movement and environmental art.