If life is what happens to our plans, then dance is what happens to our steps.
ideas sometimes when you wait they come to you.

Preparation for starting with BAPP

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Why all this writing!!

I have been posting each day I was here for two main reasons. Firstly, in order to give you an idea of the range of research topics and methods that fall under the arts, and how you are a part of a large community of people who are working in dance (and across the arts) to open up inquiry across forms, risk asking difficult questions, and trust their own passion and interests enough to follow them. Secondly, as a new way (for me) to share my life experiences as part of my teaching practice, which is about how I believe that as I continue to engage in  my own reflective processes and growth I use my own lived experience as an example of 'what not to do' / or 'what to do' however you read my ideas! 



  1. Hi Adesola - It sounds like you've had a very exciting and thought-provoking time. Thank-you for posting the blogs about your experiences. It is so easy for me to get tunnel-vision about my day-to-day practice that I sometimes forget about the "bigger picture." Your writing has been a gentle reminder that, to have any relevance, dance isn't something to be imposed onto the body but must be from the inside, out. It is something I will be thinking about a lot as I continue to struggle with finding ways to achieve both the rigors of syllabus teaching AND the relevance of dance as expression of life.

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  3. Thank you for your thoughtful comment. I left the conference feeling quite hopeful. Adesola