Horse DancingThere are few who can establish themselves as original creative artists; what Paula Josa-Jones has done is to bring each aspect of the combined arts of equitation and dance into a new and sublime focus.
Carly Simon Horse Dancing connects my love of horses with my passion for movement of all kinds. The dances we make with horses reflect what they can teach us about the wild and subtle language of the body that we share with them. It also reflects my larger belief that, in the words of the Lakota Sioux, Mitakuye Oyasin, or "we are all related." In her book Adams Task, poet, trainer and philosopher Vicki Hearne, says that humans must first learn to become kinesthetically legible" to themselves in order to become legible to other creatures. That until we can read our own bodies, we cant communicate with other beings. Horse Dancing requires that we become explorers, that we let the familiar become unfamiliar and become students and speakers of the inter-species language of movement and touch. I often tell the dancers to follow the horse. Horse dancing is about letting go of everything you think you know letting go of The Plan. To dance with horses, we have to be open to what comes up and allow the dance that is unfolding in the moment lead us. Download our electronic press kit; Download Embodied Horsemanship brochure It seems completely necessary to me that I dance with horses. Some of those dances happen in a stall or a field with no one there but the horse and me. And some of them are for you. Contact Paula or submit an inquiry for information about workshops and performances!