kiddie style

Posted by on January 31, 2011 in butoh, dance, freehill, maureen, momo, momobutoh company, nature, soul, style | 2 comments

I had a bad cold and felt horrible and was feeling sick and tired of being sick and tired :~) To get out of my ‘funk’, I headed to the park for a walk and was inspired to dance ‘kiddie style’ at the abandoned playground where Momo has had me dance in the past.

I remember in mentorship sessions with Momo she would encourage me to pay attention to children and how they move freely without abandon, and on this quest to dance freely, children are such wonderful role models!

In the last two years I have danced and played as a child as inspired by Momo’s teachings… my favorite experience was dancing in the footsteps of an adorable little girl and her dog while dancing on the beach… imitating her movements and dance / play – see my blog description here: ‘dat dere at the beach’ (Ricky Lee Jones’ song).
I included the film here as the little girl squealing with fun at the end is priceless and always makes me smile :~)
It is hard to break out of the movement habits that have embedded themselves deeply. On that quest, I was challenged to play on the inside with the idea of not thinking too much – just being open to move and be drawn to whatever was ‘calling’ me to play with it on the outside…
This spontaneous dance play is great medicine for feeling better – thank you, Momo! It is so fascinating to me how bringing ‘joy’ into the body (kiddie style) can effect so positively the mood and the mind.

Feeling grateful for this practice that allows you to experience all aspects of yourself… the ancient one, the child, the baby… and all the other beings we share this precious earth with…

Feeling grateful to be able to view all the posts here – sharing our practices – am feeling nourished and inspired by you all…
Music: Philip Glass

2 Comments

  1. YAAAAAAY!!! I'm still laughing writing this! Soooo FUN and light!! Makes me want to play with you…thank you lee!! I too LOVE the child qualities in movement and your films here remind us so beautifully of this. Yes movement definitely heals us!! When you're on the slide…HA! I cant stop laughing… brilliant fun! hoooray!!! momore please 😉

  2. Lee! thank you so much! these dances are so inspiring to me, hearing the little girl at the end of your beach dance really brought a smile to my face.
    i'm also in awe of YOUR stlye of filming, putting together dances with music that fits so naturally. your style seems filled with ease and trust.
    just watching 'kiddie style' fills me with lightness and connection to the child… i long to dance with you, grateful for our connection here. <3

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