Writing is Choreography

First is the intro of the music  and the slight anticipatory sway of my body.

First is the blank page and the eager word choice.

Suddenly, there is an intense looseness of my movements to the beat, and the feeling of fluidity sets in.

Suddenly, there is a spark of clear thought, and all distractions are mute.

I’m in synch with the sounds. Every pirouette, every move. All with explosive grace and erratic control.

I’m in synch with knowing exactly what I want to say. Every word, every point. All with no regard or doubt.

Now nothing exists but my body across the stage.

Now nothing exists but my mind on the page.

The entanglement of song and dance is about to end. I could keep going, but the rush of the conclusive crescendo satisfies me.

The entanglement of mind and screen is about to end. I could keep going, but my mind is purged, and I am proud.

…………………………..

Dance is writing. Writing is a dance.

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About Becca Cord

Becca Cord is a twenty-something year old southern ballerina turned humor writer and video editor. Having lived in Louisiana her entire life, she is now perusing her travel dreams while starting her own free-lance Web Marketing business and organizing a nation wide blogging event, Blogger Interactive. She believes one of her callings is making people laugh, and she intends to do so. You can find Becca on her personal blog, Facebook page, or Twitter @becca25tofly.

Posted on June 9, 2013, in Music and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 51 Comments.

  1. I love this. It’s so swirly. My writing choreography is more like the way Elaine dances on Seinfeld:

  2. Awesome Becca, beautiful little piece that reminds us that different art forms follow a similar pattern from inception to completion. Very cool :)

    Rohan.

  3. I love this! “My mind is purged” is exactly how I feel after I write something

    • Outstanding! Man, I can’t say how happy it makes me to see your comments. I guess I missed you… or something… I am not crying. I was just cutting onions. ONIONS I TELL YOU.

  4. A true tango with expert form and artistry.
    (Came over from Hook’s)

  5. Hooray for metaphors!!!

  6. Very deep, Becster! — And yes, after 6 months of absence on your magnificent blog I have decided to call you Becster. Is that okay?

  7. I’ve reblogged this, Becca.
    Your words have brought me peace and inspired me. Thank you.

  8. I really love this! You are so right that dance and writing are so intertwined. I danced for ten years and well have been writing for pleasure my whole life and never really thought of it this way! Thanks for sharing this :)

  9. I didn’t know you were a dancer as well!
    It’s somewhat similar, yes. And at the same times it has something like drugs (I never did drugs though): it takes you miles away, boosts your energy, and you always long for more, more, MORE.

  10. YES. Exactly.

    Although I can’t dance. I’m the flautist in your orchestra, or a soprano in the chorus.

  11. Love this!! Really, there is so much similarity between dance and writing. In some ways, writing is like doing a dance with your thoughts.

    You little poet, you.

  12. that was a very poetic moment. now – another drunk vlog please.

  13. This is *really* good, Becca.

  14. Fabulosimo! (Yes, it’s a word).

  15. Such a lovely metaphor! Both are truly so important to you.

  16. For some reason in my mind I confused choreography with calligraphy when I read your title. That was a little weird. Love this post.

    • Writing can be calligraphy too, no? You aren’t far off. :) Thanks for the compliment. I never write this way. Must have been the early morning haze.

  17. I love to write and dance but never put them together. Thanks for this!

  18. I had no idea all this time that my fingers were dancing across the keyboard. Look! They’re doing it again!

  19. Becca,
    Very very nice!
    This is your brain.
    This is your brain on dance.
    Red

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