By Christos Daskalakos
“We are free but we are not free.”
A common mistake is to assume that totally unstructured free dance will elicit feelings of freedom and self expression. Actually given the opportunity to dance freely participants in a class will usually resort back to their patterns of movement governed by habits of behaviour. ‘Free dance’ in this context refers to dancing where there is no discernible structure – usually any movement, at any time to any music. Biodanza on the other hand while having a structure encourages dance freedom by challenging the very movement patterns that keep us locked into our habitual way of being.