The Body Does Not Lie

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For Guernica, Jen Karetnick interviews dancer Natica Angilly about dance poetry, its meaning, and how she became involved in it:

Natural, developed, and studied efforts to share our singular and group experience are worth pursuing in all expressive languages, especially dance and poetry. The old philosophy that “the body does not lie” [motivates us] to create dance languages that speak with and to our humanity. The dancer integrates “reason of message” by becoming one with the language. The senses take this opportunity to venture into the personal and universal beyond, and strive to take everyone along with them.


Olivia Wetzel is a student taking time off to live and work in San Francisco. If she could be any animal, she’d be a penguin. She’s never eaten pepperoni before, and one of her feet is a whole size bigger than the other. More from this author →