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The human body is the most beautiful in its natural form. The dances are an exultation to nature and the body. To be one with nature with nothing to hide and to feel the sun, wind, water, rocks, air, the darkness and light embrace you is the ultimate sensual and ecstatic experience.
Indian Classical Dance was originally danced in the nude. You can see all the erotic carvings on the temple walls. Each pose is beautiful and full of expression. Bharata Natyam in its purest form is in the nude. In the Hindu philosophy the body is the temple of God. Thus we must treasure it and not be ashamed of it.
Running around naked in the wilderness you find that the other wild animals accept you too. They do not smell the materials on you. They smell you. They smell the animal in you. We are all born to be wild and we must let our spirit free.
Most of the dances are improvised and danced on the spot with inspiration from nature. Moonlight Sonata, Toccata, Alien Within, Shaman, and Classique Nu were taken inside a theatre or studio.
All the videos are taken and edited by my husband, Jorg. We have a great time.
The 2 photos were taken in our land on 5 January 2015 after the furious bushfire blazed through the Adelaide Hills and kept burning for days. Destruction is part of life.
This is where "Phoenix Rising From the Ashes" was created.
There is beauty in the devastation. Once you accept it and embrace it it will reveal its secret and energy to you.
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photo by Jorg Hacker