Movement in Prose
Learn more about the visions driving Alden LaPaglia and ALDEN MOVES Dance Theater in the following essays and reflections.
Reflections: What Does it Mean To Be a Dancer?
We all dance, but we are not all dancers. With that gift, however, comes great responsibility. This is the essay that marked the beginning of Alden LaPaglia’s pursuit to discover what it takes to be a dancer in contemporary society and eventually led to the foundation of ALDEN MOVES Dance Theater.
There are many theories as to why the art of dance is struggling to find a place in today's society. While Alden LaPaglia agrees that there are many outside factors that have pushed it to the fringe of public attention, she also feels that family of styles that have evolved over the years have forgotten how to speak to each other. Until this family learns how to communicate successfully, it will never find the appropriate voices for speaking to new generations of audiences.