What’s With the Name?

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Axis & Atlas

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The motif of the axis and atlas is all about perspective and connection. In the human body, the axis and atlas are bones at the top of the spine that directly control movements of the head. They allow us to move in order to see the world around ourselves rather than seeing only what is directly in front of us. They widen our view of our surroundings and allow us to choose the direction we want to go. They are both internal and external by mechanically functioning inside of our bodies and allowing us to see opportunities to connect with our surroundings. Dance allows us to explore, experience, and connect as illustrated by the axis and atlas in many ways and in any style or discipline. With this motif we learn about ourselves and about our larger world.

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