The kizomba bubble can become a safe place to trust your own body and that of someone else. Kizomba allows us to open up to the possibility of having these unspoken conversations, with people we may hardly know, or others we know very well.
What do you think of then you hear of a women's circle? Do you conjure up images of cauldrons and dancing around a fire pit somewhere in a forest clearing? Or maybe you imagine a painfully uncomfortable circle of oversharing with strangers? Or perhaps even some bizzare sexual encounter?
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Feedback is an amazing tool in our quest to improve our dancing. When we receive comments about what we’re doing well, what’s not working, or what we should try to change, it provides us with direction.
Photography: JS Almonte
Author- Rachel Cassandra
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The reality is this perception of the female kizomba artist could not be further from the truth. In a truly beautiful and synchronised kizomba dance both partners are 100% invested. Each person is giving 100% of their energy, and both people are receiving the other person’s energy. They are a harmonious team, representing yin and yang, lead and follow, invitation and response, to create something that looks and feels like real kizomba connection and artistry.
Because Kizomba does not invite spectators. Infact, she discourages them. Tricking them with her supposed simplicity, she saves the subtle beauty of the dance to be shared between the dancers. Onlookers only see that bubble of calm which extends from their matching sleepy smiles, they don’t even know they share.