You're more entertaining than HGTV!
The performance team had a show yesterday at a private community. The HGTV comment was one person's reaction after the show. (For those of you not familiar with HGTV, it's a wildly-popular home design, decorating and remodeling TV channel in the US that has wide viewership and is often watched for the entertainment and story-telling even when people have no intention of redesigning their home.) Knowing how much time and money goes into producing TV shows, we couldn't ask for a better compliment.
The comment also got us thinking about why it is that live dance is so appreciated. We believe it's because of the positive energy that people share while dancing. Smiles are shared, eye contact is made, rhythms are embodied, and stress is released. Whether watching a show or participating with us in one of our participatory dance sessions, we notice this reaction of joy and bliss again and again.
So, it makes you wonder. In today's busy, busy world, why don't we all take more time to do the activities that restore our joy, make us smile, and relive our stress?
Why don't we all dance more?