Dancetheatre David Earle

This is not dance for dance’s sake, for an audience of dancers, for the little kingdom to which contemporary dance has been relegated. This is dance for people who are curious, who love architecture, who need beauty, who wish to feel.

We are working to reaffirm certain values that are threatened in our society such as dignity, respect, honour, and commitment.

My dancers have always been individuals, each physically unique, embodying their own character powerfully and clearly, and they have touched people profoundly on every continent. I honour my role as teacher and have spent my lifetime collaborating in the creation of dance instruments that are open, strong, and true.

It was Martha Graham’s intention to create a universal dance language. North America has been a new frontier for the world and is peopled by members of every race. She was influenced by African dance forms and rhythms, by Asian philosophies and their physical disciplines, and she borrowed elements from European theatre dance.

In my class I acknowledge my inheritance from the artists who have preceded me in Modern Dance, and I trust that in allowing my teaching to be inspired by the great dancers who illuminate my Life’s work a new dance language will continue to evolve.

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