OPEN FLOOR movement practice
Human beings are born to move. When we dance we thrive — physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. This is our COMMON GROUND. The foundation we return to as we explore the dance as resource for self-awareness, emotional resilience, self-responsibility, and generosity.
As long as we choose to live in culture and fully embody all aspects of the lives we're living, it makes COMMON SENSE to turn toward practices that merge contemplative practice with wisdom and science of the human condition. We dance INTO our lives, including and transcending current structures of identification, rooting deeper and reaching higher as we stay present to anything and everything: loving, losing, colliding, learning, creating, connecting, feeling. We learn to come to our senses and stay with our experience whether it's good or bad, over time becoming fluid, flexible, and free to experience ALL of the wild and subtle moments of our lives; the ones that are heavenly and the ones that drop us to our knees.
The Open Floor is a place for creative focus and loving attention - a lively moving meditation that offers every mover the opportunity to increase awareness, deepen Presence, and transcend limitations. Our practice is one of embodying core movement principles such as: Ground, Center, Activate/Settle, Pause, Expand/Contract, Spatial Awareness, Dissolve, Vector, Release, and Toward/Away. One dance can change someone’s day, one act of kindness can inspire a whole community. The ripple effect is inescapable. We dedicate our work to the COMMON GOOD, to the benefit of all beings.
Common ground. Common sense. Common good. These are the tenets we honor on the Open Floor.
To learn more about the Open Floor or to find a dance floor across the globe, visit www.openfloor.org