Dance and the Rush
Posted by Cassia on March 11, 1998 at 15:01:13:
In response to Dancing, written by Cheryl on March 10, 1998 at 11:25:42
But I hadn't thought before about it being an acceptable way for women to get the physical release of an adrenalin rush.
Dancing like this, continuous and unrestrained, was a liberaing pleasure, a permitted high in women's lives... It was something women understood among themselves; for Eliza, tormented by anxiety over her baby son, it must have been a heavenly release to dance. (p. 55)
This is why dancing has been part of the religious traditions of most of the world's religions as well as part of courtship patterns. Since we live in such a none dancing culture these days people tend to forget how dance, in a way, points up the human dilemma: when you dance as part of a group, you are highly aware of yourself as both part of this mass and as an idividual envolved in her own motion as well. People have forgotten the feeling of strenght and grace involved in moving rhythmically and how doing this can take you out of yourself.
I guess I'll have to try even harder in my lobbying campaign.
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