Sword Dancing: The Craft of the Warrior
Craft of the Warrior is the culmination of my studies in the ancient art of sword dancing and my daily practices as a peaceful warrior. I invite my students to connect with their own peaceful warrior through experiential movement exercises, watching sword dance performance, and through dancing with bokken (wood swords). Examples of this are featured in the preview of my newest Nia Routine, Dragon, where you will find me guiding students through choreography while dancing with bokkens. Below is a video of two practice moves followed by two pictures of two more practice moves. Sword Dancing is an ongoing study of Body and Mind strength inside and out. To pick up a sword and wield it takes great responsibility as well as tremendous respect for the weapon.
Video: 1. FIGURE EIGHT 2. FLAT SPIN. Photos: 1. POSE 2. FIRST POSITION
Join me at an upcoming Craft of the Warrior Workshop.