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Project RAD's International Dance Day Message

Dance is for us all

 

Last year’s International Dance Day ambassador, Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli, has rejoined the Canadian Dance Assembly as their National Youth Ambassador for Dance. In this role, he will demonstrate to young Canadians how dance can improve one’s physical and mental health, emotional well-being, intellectual development, cultural expression and creativity.

The following is from Project RAD, an organization Patuelli co-directs that provides people with various disabilities the opportunity to take inclusive urban dance classes.

No matter what age, race, sex or ability one may have, everyone can dance. Dance is within all of us. Some choose to share it with others and some choose to keep it to themselves. Life is a dance whether we know it or not. We are constantly dancing with every movement we make, with every breath we take, and with every beat our hearts make, a rhythm is being created. It’s the slightest movements that make the greatest difference in a performance; just like in life it’s the little things that matter. Dance is the connection between you and the universe; while we are dancing, we are developing ourselves based on the energy, the emotions and the challenges we experience. It is up to us to determine how we want to communicate our dance to the world. Dance is the ultimate form of self-expression and it is the escape that always reminds us that everything is going to be okay. Dance challenges us to surpass our limitations by discovering strength within. So, live your life to the fullest and dance beautifully!

Peu importe son âge, sa race, son sexe ou ses habiletés, chacun peut danser! La danse est ce secret enfoui en chacun. Certains décident de le partager avec les autres, d’autres préfèrent le préserver en eux-mêmes. Que nous en soyons conscients ou non, la vie est danse. Chacun de nos mouvements, de nos inspirations, de nos battements de cœur crée un rythme. Le moindre des gestes peut transformer une prestation; à l’image des effets du moindre acte dans nos vies. La danse est ce lien entre l’univers et nous; lorsque nous bougeons, nous nous déployons, portés par l’énergie, les émotions et les défis que nous affrontons. Il nous appartient de choisir la façon de transmettre notre danse dans le monde. La danse est la forme ultime de l’expression de soi. Elle nous donne l’assurance que tout ira pour le mieux. En nous faisant accéder à notre force intérieure, la danse nous invite à surmonter nos limites. Profitez donc pleinement de la vie en la dansant de la plus belle façon!

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