WHAT DANCE AND PAINT?
Rauha Hartt uses dancing and painting as her modes of work. She combines the two practices and uses them at workshops with other people and in her own studio practice.
At the workshops Rauha guides participants to find their own movement and visual expression. Music inspires to move and movement is reflected into painting. The goal is not to create masterpieces but to experience the connections between the body, movement, colours and shapes. To play with them and have fun. To forget thinking and instead focus on the body. In the workshops participants have often experienced a sense of freedom and feelings of joy: I have a body which can do amazing things!
Rauha conducts workshops for groups and individuals, children and grownups.
Dance n'Paint challenges the old notion that art can only derive from a place of suffering. To create doesn't need to be drama and tragedy but it can spring up from a clean well. No blood and tears but sweat and droplets of joy.