This is the culprit and inspiration for my Joyful Boys' silk paper cuts! My son, Adam, has an amazing dance that is a kind of therapeutic acting out of some scenario or idea he has in his head. Like those trance like tribal dances, he is completely oblivious to those around him. However when you ask him what was going on he doesn’t reveal some deep spiritual connection with some higher being, it’s usually him fighting a monster or some kind of wild ‘Polar Express’ like train ride!
Adam’s movements are coupled with the Taoist principle of experiencing new things through the mind of a child (awe and wonder). These are the elements that create my joyful boys. Their bodies are full of cosmic energy (and badgers) as well as wide eyed innocence. Check out my website for more Joyful Boys.