Using Your Breath

Brit MacRae
Technique Tuesday: Using Your Breath

Technique Tuesday: Using Your Breath

I have had a continuous love/hate relationship with breath throughout my dance career. Intellectually, I understand that all dancers use breath (or we wouldn’t be able to move), but I have definitely not always used breath to maximize my dancing. When do we tend to hold our breath? Personally, I have a tendency to hold my breath when I’m in a state of focus, or when I’m nervous. How does this translate into the work? I will typically hold my breath while learning new choreography and while performing on stage. Both of these situations definitely require airflow to your brain so holding...

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