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Shifting Roots – Alegado Movement Language
All my teaching reflects a dedication to establishing our relationship to the earth and to the roots necessary to anchor our freedom of movement. My desire is to have the students experience how this connection can influence how we initiate and attack our movement as well as how we can discover the very important transitions of weight, so important in our dance training. Coordination, rhythm, focus and, above all, honesty in movement, will be some of our goals.
In my desire to distinguish the differences between my personal evolution in dance and my work with the José Limón tradition, I chose to categorise my work as: the Alegado Movement Language. This was done to give more substance to the fact that the foundation of all my somatic experiences since childhood to the present, have contributed to the movement vocabulary in my dance.
Going further, and even deeper, below this somatic foundation are the roots, which extend further down into the very soul of our Earth. And because, we as humans, are in constant movement through the Earth’s landscape, I have chosen to further define my work by renaming it – Shifting Roots.
ArtistBio: Joe Alegado