For the title, I used the words of the famous hit of rock group Film “Imagine a life in the rhythm of music for dancing“.
I asked myself and I’m asking you now: “Try to imagine life without music?” I mean, just try to imagine?
And then, imagine a life where we can’t / we don’t know that we can dance when we hear music?
Dance is defined the movement of the body in a rhythmic way, usually to music (it can be done without music).
We dance individually, in pairs or as a group.
Humans dance from ancient times; even the drawings in the caves show people dancing. In the movies presenting lives of people in different times in history, there has always been dancing.
In its beginnings, dancing was a motor reaction to certain emotions, to joy, fear, sadness, love, or hate.
Those first motor reactions to excitements were lively, irrational, but very pronounced movements, which took on a certain rhythmic pattern with repeated succession and turned into dance.
Dance is generally performed with the accompaniment of music. Some dance (such as tap dance) may provide its own audible accompaniment in place of (or in addition to) music. Many early forms of music and dance were created for each other and are frequently performed together. Notable examples of traditional dance/music couplings include the jig, waltz, tango, disco, and salsa. Some musical genres have a parallel dance form such as baroque music and baroque dance; other varieties of dance and music may share nomenclature but developed separately, such as classical music and classical ballet.
Rhythm and dance are deeply linked in history and practice. The American dancer Ted Shawn wrote: “The conception of rhythm which underlies all studies of the dance is something about which we could talk forever, and still not finish.”
Dancing is important for both physical and mental health. In addition to burning calories, it has been scientifically proven to reduce the level of bad cholesterol, and increase the level of good cholesterol, makes bones stronger. Dancing simply makes you happy because the level of happiness hormones increases.
Dance is an activity and an experience that can give meaning to our lives. We will write more about that on this blog.
For now, just a message for the end, from the song whose title we mentioned at the beginning:
“If you imagine life in the rhythm of the music for dancing,
there will be a change in your head and you will believe that there is a hope,
if you imagine life in the rhythm of music for dancing”.