Borders, United Kingdom
Painting - Hand Painted Digital Oil
One of the earliest structured uses of dances may have been in the performance and in the telling of myths. It was also sometimes used to show feelings for one of the opposite gender. It is also linked to the origin of "love making." Before the production of written languages, dance was one of the methods of passing these stories down from generation to generation.
Cultural dances are so precious to many civilizations, as they often contain pieces of their history and livelihood that would otherwise be lost. Many have looked to dance in the past as a way to convey joy, mourning, and even times of battle and war. The same is true at the roots of many people groups, as dance is a common language that unites us all on some level.
January 19th, 2011
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