Tapes Found On---Dc I Camp 97B
The same Dance as ëKosí(see)
The story that Bernard (who brought this dance forth to the community)
told of this dance is that it originated as a greeting and a parting dance
of the Knights Templar. The Knights, upon meeting, would join their
hands in a circle, their arms crossed in front of them. This form
of hand hold not only imitates the infinity sign, but also creates an unseen
spiral pattern of the people in the circle. The Knights had a deep
understanding of both of these. In the trade of the knight, it was
never known if one would ever dance again with the friend. So the
sign for infinity. This is the only living moment. Remember.
It is you and I who are here now. In Spirit. So May It Be.
This deceptively simple dance is a wonderful one for opening a
It may also be used as a rhythm dance. By ërhythm danceí I mean
that dance chosen to be done repeatedly through a daylong or weekend long
event. Choosing one dance and using it in such a manner is a tool of facilitation
that not only helps to hold the event into one whole experience, but also
acts like a ceremonial drum beat, deepening the experience each time it
is repeated, especially when done in a timely manner.
During one mens weekend I co-facilitated, even my cofacilitator
was smirking at the beginning when we did this dance. When we closed the
weekend with the same dance, however, all of the men present were dancing
with wide and deep veils of tears upon their shining faces.
Remember, while many of the movements hold an innate inner quality,
this quality often will be untapped unless you cast the inner matrix. In
Dance, as in most of Life, inner intent is everything.