Meditation of the Dance - Sacred Dance (registered with the German Patent and Trade Mark Office under word and figurative mark document no 397 08 508)
We can find the symbolic picture of divine round dances in every culture. Humanity knows from a primordial experience that they were once given a more harmonised relation between their bodies and souls. And through the world of senses they realise that they only move at the same dance steps with the world when they are able to find harmony between their bodies and souls. ´Dancing is not only enjoyment but also a spiritually enriching act. It conciliates the soul with the right rhythm and clearly shows how the inner beauty of the soul is related to the outer beauty of the body.´ (adapted from Lucian of Samosata).
Meditation of the Dance - Sacred Dance, which was founded by B. Wosien and developed further by Friedel Kloke-Eibl, points to a spiritual goal and opens up the religious dimension of dancing. Meditation of the Dance makes it possible for the dancer to derive a gradual access into silence and into the real composure of the spirit. In this way, the dance, which is aligned with the music, develops into a prayer. The symbolism of the round dances and mandalas, which were developed by Friedel Kloke-Eibl, can also be found in the structure of the music: in the measure and rhythm, in the whole dance form and in every detail. The selected topics are meant to be felt and understood while dancing. ´The dances, images, songs and poems are unlike other things... They will be different every single time. That is why they give joy, infinite joy. That is why they lift up. They lift us up - even towards God.´(adapted from Rainer Maria Rilke)
Méditation en croix – The three-step scale
The teaching of positioning of the classical ballet is the basis for Meditation of the Dance. It requires individuals to fully engage with themselves and with their bodies as ´instruments´. It is constructed to demonstrate the dancer the systematic structure of the body. This is an obvious way to get to know oneself and to practice self-control. Consequently dancing makes a significant contribution to aesthetic education and personality development, paving the way for raising consciousness and finding oneself. Dancing makes aware of beauty, form and order of space and time. Individuals improve their capacity of experience and learn to transform musical processes (dimension of time) into motion sequences (dimension of space).