I am movement
I am silence
In that silence I am the dance
The dance is me
This poem by Mukaddes Topbaç touches me deeply and evokes all kinds of images in me.
Shortly before, she had asked me to take pictures of her for her monograph as part of her training as a Biodanza teacher.
Until that moment I did not know Biodanza very well, or rather, only by name. By reading her monograph and her vision on it, I become more and more 'initiated' into the deeper layers of Biodanza. What I noticed was that this also gave her question to me a deeper layer.
In the preparation for the photo session, which we partly did together, I see that everything comes together in Mukaddes' poem. Together with nature, which is a recurring subject throughout her monograph, the location was quickly chosen: Roggebotstaete in Flevoland.
With those intentions, Mukaddes and I went out together for a day and I photographed her, with the poem 'in mind' in the beautiful landscape of Roggebotstaete.
It was a special and very beautiful experience!
Grateful for the trust Mukaddes had in me and proud of the result, I present here a number of images from the series.