Journey of a Dancer - Bernhard Wosien
A posthumous compilation by Maria-Gabriele Wosien
Translator: Jill Welfare
The theme of this book is dancing as a path to wholeness. Bernhard Wosien, artist in the wider sense - dancer, dance teacher, choreographer, adept with paint and pencil - shares his very personal experiences and describes the way dance developed: from the myths and symbols of antiquity to classical ballet, to court dances and European folk dance.
In dance as the original, the most ancient of the arts, Bernhard Wosien experienced body, mind and spirit in harmony. In the circular form of folk ances he recognized the symbols of a religious language of movement.
These became the basis of the dances he created as a medium of spiritual experience:
Sacred Dance, or Dance Meditation, spread by generations of his students and carried on by many who are entrhalled by dance, is now established in many countries.