Athletes of God

In 1953, Martha Graham wrote an essay titled AN ATHLETE OF GOD. In her essay she compares the art of dance to life. She talks about what dancers go through on their daily journey. The path of a dancer indeed is not easy. It requires faith, tenacity, passion and courage. I remember taking Graham technique in college and having great difficulty grasping the concepts. The technique felt awkward to me. I didn't like the tension and feeling of being bound in my body. Unfortunately my dislike for the technique in undergrad prevented me from truly learning this codified technique. Once out of school and teaching dance in a middle school in Washington Heights, NY I used jazz technique as the basis f

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