A Not So Radical idea (Old vs. New School)

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    Anonymous

    Originally posted by Shay Moore on tribe.net.I am definitely seeing and hearing a lot of confusion and frustration and fear surrounding the old vs. new announcement made this week. And I completely understand the mix of emotions this is stirring up. BUT...br/br/MAYBE (its worth trying at least...) if we concentrate on the spirit of the announcement--the idea that dancing should be fun and creative and empowering; not super strict and limited and single-pathed (hey I made up a word!)--we can manifest it in ourselves and in the community. I know that sounds really Pollyanna, and it will not make all of our mixed and confused feelings go away, but think of it as a meditative practice to help come to a place of balance as everyone is hammering out their feelings. br/br/I humbly suggest that we attempt to push our energies to the positive and exciting possibilities this creates within the artform. Think of it in a bigger picture than our own personal understanding and desires, and more about what this will enable and empower the community at large to build upon... Rather than think of the worst case scenarios of abuse and misrepresentation of the name and art we are so quick to envision; instead think of the BEST case scenario, where incredible fresh ideas flow and beautiful art is made over and over again on this base we all love so much! Where both those who choose to uphold the common standards of the classic form and those who respectfully build upon it can be equally embraced and encouraged. Rather than picture it as another divide, think of the ways in which it will bring people in closer and encourage them to be a part of the "family", with all our individual beauty and flaws we bring to our dance vision. There will always be people who dont "get it", and will, intentionally or unintentionally, misrepresent ATS in name and in spirit. But lets not allow ourselves to dwell on that small group. Lets look at the larger community of intensely passionate, incredibly creative, and humbly grateful dancers who can do so much to keep the spirit of ATS alive, whether it be old school or new.br/br/I think we should still feel free to talk about the ways in which people feel upset, and explore the ramifications of this decision from all angles. But I offer this suggestion to help us move gracefully through personal emotions and maybe help us be more zen about things as we endeavor to understand the bigger picture. br/br/I can only imagine this positive, encouraging slant is just what Carolena had in mind when she made this decision. And I hope we can find a way to support her in that, even as we try to come to terms with other more challenging thoughts.

    #81651

    Anonymous

    Originally posted by Leslie Jean-Jellybean aka: Miss Boo on tribe.net."I think we should still feel free to talk about the ways in which people feel upset, and explore the ramifications of this decision from all angles. But I offer this suggestion to help us move gracefully through personal emotions and maybe help us be more zen about things as we endeavor to understand the bigger picture."br/br/Bravo, Shay. br/br/And all I can really add to this is... if people are going to be honest, allow them to be. Please dont police each others feelings/hearts. Be gentle and kind with one another -- were all only human.br/br/Much love...br/br/oxox

    #81652

    Anonymous

    Originally posted by Maia on tribe.net.Well said - thank you for saying what is in my heart.

    #81653

    Anonymous

    Originally posted by JoY Hellaballoo on tribe.net.word.

    #81654

    Anonymous

    Originally posted by Rachel on tribe.net.Well as the Zen master said "Well see."

    #81655

    Anonymous

    Originally posted by Carolena Nericcio on tribe.net.Hi guys, I am confused about all of this. Did you actually read what I wrote? Its supposed to bring us together, not pull us apart.br/I guarantee that if I walked into any "ATS" studio right now, what you are thinking is true ATS, is not entirely so. Not because you dont mean ti to be, but because distance and dvd learning cause "dialects" to develop.br/Try to give it a moment and realize that its making things simpler.

    #81656

    Anonymous

    Originally posted by Margaret on tribe.net.Yeah, I know some people let themselves be ruled by their fears and the safety of controlled situations, but I dont see anything bad about the announcement. Its all good. Those so inclined may stick to the Old School version, while those with the need to create and adapt have been given permission and some guidelines on how to do so. And as they say, more will be revealed.br/

    #81657

    Anonymous

    Originally posted by Rachel on tribe.net.open a door on the past but step into the future.

    #81658

    Anonymous

    Originally posted by Leslie Jean-Jellybean aka: Miss Boo on tribe.net."Yeah, I know some people let themselves be ruled by their fears and the safety of controlled situations."br/br/Wow...

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