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Transitions

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Ariana Cisneros Of Joanna Haigood’s Zaccho Youth Company.

Years back, my mentor Joanna Haigood was explaining the importance of transitions within choreography, citingĀ  how they are the most important element in dance – as well as life. I was moved by the depth of such a simple perfect notion, and it impacted me profoundly.

As Circus performers, we are presented with the task of navigating through the heavier tricks and precarious poses, always looking ahead, predicting, anticipating. We put forth a huge effort to fill in the quieter moments. we do not waste time.

Learning to breathe and listen to the spaces between the bigger events leads to something entirely different. New options emerge as how to weave ourselves through the intricate states we are in.

Move slowly, and listen.