Especially in this far-flung, globalized world, we remember the near world of our body. We turn to this more limited world, only to realize that this is where the rich, unlimited life of experience is based. In the body we inhabit the world, and the world comes close to us. It becomes close to us precisely because we are not demanding, but tasting moment by moment. In the body we find the rhythm that allows an inhabited encounter.
The limited world of the body does not elude the diversity of the outer world, does not exclude it, but invites it to condense, to become pictorial and essential. In it, it may be close and perceptible to us and it may embody itself in our experience – just as movement condenses into touch and dance, takes breath into voice and language, and forms life in theatre, ritual and creative expression.