“Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.”~Socrates
A friend of mine sent me the link to video featuring the amazing and breathtaking dancing of Bandaloop. That description doesn’t do full justice to the astonishing vertical dancing that Bandaloop performs, though. For they do their stunning work on the sides of buildings and on mountains. Providing the rest of us with the opportunity to marvel at and be inspired by their sheer grace, fearlessness, and gorgeousness.
If you want a boost, check out their signature combination of dance and mountaineering, along with a whole lotta technical support. A key, and ineffable, element which abounds in their art is seemingly boundless imagination. Creating dances that push limits and soar to new heights of what’s humanly possible.
Watching Bandaloop’s videos reminds me how essential it is to cultivate our imaginations, even when, perhaps especially when, we are discouraged. If we just can’t fire up our own imaginations, we can refuel by witnessing and supporting others’ imaginations, ideally getting back on the horse when we can. The sky’s the limit…or actually, as Bandaloop declares, it isn’t!
And like Bandaloop’s visionary, eloquent Founder/Artistic Director, Amelia Rudolph, we can then share our gifts. As she says in the videos, the Company’s work is life-affirming and intended to empower the audience, encouraging them to let go of unneeded fears. Right on!
So, if you go to their site, you may see me there, too :). No matter how many times I watch, I am thrilled and awed by such unexpected beauty and courage. Enjoy! And thank you, Bandaloop <3.
“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” W.B. Yeats
Photo credit–Top: Nikki Carrara