Building the mind-body connection is another component of RTA’s approach.
In addition to body awareness intrinsic to theatre, RTA programs includes beginning and advanced modern dance as well as physical theatre.
Ensemble dance increases understanding of non-verbal communication, enhancing the ability to listen and observe. It gives an immediate and direct connection to the most basic and essential emotions in us all – longing, hope, fear, joy.
The salsa exercise – going step by step – was uncomfortable for me. Though I know the moves, I haven’t been able to use my hips or shift my balance in the 54 sq feet I’ve lived in for a decade and a half.