The Paradox Gateway
Emily Kedar, Caroline Joyal, Puja Jones
This piece is inspired by The Open Floor movement practice workshop entitled "In Good Standing" with Kathy Altman. Briefly, it represents how someone can cope with two discordant emotions by watching them take form and move in their own rhythm. As the dancer witnesses the two emotions, she starts to dance with them. That's when the healing and magic happens.
Emily Kedar has been dancing in the Ecstatic Dance community for 2 years. She quickly realized that dance encompasses everything she Is passionate about: community, growth, self- awareness and compassion. Through her dance practice, she has found ways to integrate the two most important things in this human experience: self and other. She is enjoying this inspiring journey. This is her first performance.
Puja Jones has been dancing at The Move and Ecstatic Dance Thursdays for a year and a half and Contact Improv Jams for a year. She embraces performance as a medium to express and share how dance has transformed her way of showing up in the world. She has been involved in two film projects and photo shoots in addition to the project Create-Move-Connect.
I am passionate about moving around my canvases with brushes and playing with colours. As a Registered Massage Therapist, I enjoy working with many elements that I find in my painting and dancing practice such as fluidity, energy, rhythm and texture. I strongly believe in the many benefits any art form can bring to someone’s healing.