A Poem By Gaga Movement Practitioner and Choreographer Bobbi Jene Smith: "I Dance to Feel Alive"
I dance to remember.
I dance to forget.
I dance to contain.
I dance for my mom and dad.
I dance to show my love.
I dance when I cannot speak.
I dance when words won't do any justice.
I dance to connect with strangers.
I dance to understand.
I dance to feel differences.
I dance to feel similarities.
I dance for the trees.
I dance to be inside of a poem.
I dance to become a mountain or volcano or an island.
I dance because I miss.
I dance for all who miss.
I dance to pray.
I dance to sense how I am getting older.
I dance to let go.
I dance for all the women in me and all the women who have shaped me.
I dance to get softer and more explosive at the same time.
I dance to be able to listen more to the world.
I dance so I can see wider.
I dance to forgive.
I dance to feel vulnerable.
I dance to feel my strength.
I dance to breathe.
I dance to sense my weaknesses.
I dance to waste my energy.
I dance because it is my first language.
I dance to show my gratitude.
I dance to show my anger.
I dance to show my love.
I dance when I need a change.
I dance to change.
I dance to show the scream.
I dance to pass the time.
I dance to feel alive.
I dance to experience effort.
I dance to dig.
I dance to hope.
I dance to practice action.
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