When the music starts.
When the audience is quiet, completely still when seeing dancers onstage, something powerful is happening.
The reality of the vulnerability, the emotion, the depth of the soul that is so apparent in what is sometimes overlooked by the sequence of steps.
When I forget about lines, time, music and am enraptured by the fluidity of the piece before me, my soul reacts.
I am finally able to see the message, the story, the beauty of both the dancer and choreographer.
And often, that makes me cry.
This has happened twice today.
The knowledge of sending a loved one out to war, yet wanting to show them how deeply loved they are. The military being such a soft spot in my heart, I reacted to this.
And the search for salvation, the search for something, someone to save you, to hold onto... I couldn't hold back tears watching this piece.
So go, enjoy these two pieces. :)
More on my own dance journey later.