April 2015 archive

Finding Your Personal Groove

In my recent article, Groovology 201: Groove as the Life Force of Music and Dance, I wrote that “Just as playing a groove – a repeating set of rhythms – doesn’t guarantee that the music will groove, executing a particular set of steps does not guarantee that a dance will emerge.” It is groove – the […] Read more…

Finding Groove in the Body

“Jazz musicians have dance in them, and jazz dancers have music in them, or jazz doesn’t happen.” – Sidney Bechet A groove makes listeners want to move, but in order to create this effect the musicians themselves must be moved, and they describe this as a bodily experience rather than something that comes from head […] Read more…