Dancing Buddhas is a virtual dance series with Carlos Fittante, director of Balam Dance Theater NYC, creating from the east coast while Shelley Cummins Shehab offers her version from the west coast. Neither will have seen the other's interpretation before release of each section. Follow the unfolding journey Part 1 newly released.
Everyone is a Buddha
has the golden nature of compassion
simple caring in their unique way.
Everyone embodies the cycle of
sleeping into waking
night moving into light.
Dancing Buddhas began in 2010 as Sleeping Buddha choreographed by Shelley Cummins Shehab for Balam Dance Theater tour in Bali. An original score was created and performed by Semara Ratih Gamelan in Bali to this 18 minute dance. A decade later the progression continues waking from sleep now a new morning dance.
There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how it compares with other expressions, or even believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open.
~ Martha Graham