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Harrison Blum, M.E.d.
The DDC arrives at the intersection of ten years of dance and Buddhist practice. I became interested in Buddhism at the age of 17 while taking a world religion course in high school. Around the same time, my love for dance blossomed in the back of jam band concert halls. Over the years, these two interests became refined. My love for free-form dance was complemented with the containers of breakdancing, contact improvisation, and modern dance, while I pursued my interest in Buddhism through academic courses, meditation retreats, and travel through Nepal and India.
Since 2004, I have been teaching creative movement and breakdancing to all ages, primarily in Boston but also in Canada, Israel, Jamaica, and India. In the winter of 2006, I launched Dance Path, a monthly, spiritually oriented dance jam in Boston. The Dharma Dance Company continues the work of uniting awakening minds with moving bodies. While Dance Path events encourage people to find their paths in the dance, the DDC utilizes the specific path of Buddhism.
While I’m currently spearheading this project on my own, I look forward to collaborating with dancers in the fall of 2008 towards creating a winter performance. Additionally, the DDC is backed by academic and monastic advising to help assure that the Buddha’s message will be accurately conveyed.
For more information visit http://www.dharmadancecompany.org/