When I dance, it is as if I am doing two performances at once…
one on stage for the audience,
and another inside me,
where only God is watching.
“Dancing should look easy; like an optical illusion.
It should seem effortless. When you do a difficult variation,
the audience is aware that it is demanding and that you have
the power and strength to do it.
But in the end, when you take your bow,
you should look as if you were saying,
‘Oh, it was nothing. I could do it again.’”
– Bruce Marks
“Then come the lights shining on you from above.
You are a performer.
You forget all you learned, the process of technique,
the fear, the pain,
you even forget who you are.
You become one with the music,
the lights, indeed one with the dance.”
I collected a bunch of info and pictures on the Navarasa from the web and put them together to use as notes for my dance students. My students are quite young so I thought it would be helpful to them to include many pictures of different people doing each of the rasas so that they can better grasp the concept of what each rasa is about. For fellow teachers, if you would like to use these notes in your own class, please send me a comment or email with your email address and I will gladly send you a pdf of these notes. The pictures and information certainly do not belong to me in any way. I just grouped them together… So I will gladly share this with everyone 🙂