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During the formative stages of this choreography project I was motivated to create a piece that would express the inner energy I feel when dancing. It has been my desire to somehow find a way to pass this energy to those around me and, in movement, create a unified force. I feel this energy originates from the inner core of my body, wells up, and flows from me when I move. It is a feeling of passion and energy. This energy also surrounds us, it is everywhere and unifies every living thing. The dance I created is entitled "Umoja", which means "unity" in Swahili, because it is appropriate for this multicultural and universal theme.
LaBaren-Root, Beth, "Umoja--Energy and Flow: A Spontaneous Combustion of Bodies" (1996). Honors Theses. 1569.
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