Experiencing Dance & Music beyond Words

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To augment the author’s use of words to depict dance and music that accompanies Daughters of the Dance, there are about twenty-three separate blogs that precede this posting to enhance the reader’s experience of what is visualized by the author’s intentions; page number is provided. It was no easy task, but the challenge afforded the author to appreciate the brilliance, creativity, and imagination of the composers and performers to inspire.

Music, p. 41

Dance and music mediate between the sensual and the spiritual life.  Ludvig van Beethoven (modified quote)

“The year was 1915. In the mind’s eye of Andries, Cachito del Cielo..was playing. He was sensing the pull and curving manner of a sixteen-beat count….”

Music, pp. 99, 176

Dance and music mediate between the sensual and the spiritual life.  Ludvig van Beethoven (modified quote)

Experiencing the drum circles, they tend to be universal. In the words of the Grateful Dead drummer, Mickey Hart, a drum circle is “typically, where people gather to drum in drum “circles” with others from the surrounding community. The drum circle offers equality because there is no head or tail. It includes people of all ages. The main objective is to share rhythm and get in tune with each other and themselves. To form a group consciousness. To entrain and resonate. By entrainment, I mean that a new voice, a collective voice, emerges from the group as they drum together.”

It is always a celebration to life. L’chaim!


On page 99, Stefan is introduced to a drum circle. On page 176, the curandera Habika’s life is honored.