Medium: Video

Date: 2021

This work is a creative response to a demonstration captured on video this past summer in Pine Beach Park, Dorval for Lesley’s dance students.

Lesley Charters Cotton always briefly demonstrates each dance before teaching the routine.  Once the steps are mastered, dancers are encouraged to improvise using arms, hips, heads and faces.  Often we partner.  One is the audience while the partner personalizes the routine before switching and verbally sharing impressions.  Sometimes we mentally challenge ourselves as we repeat the same routine on the left side and switch back to the right.  We have fun.