“Ever since I was a child, I have loved to dance. I had a very modest and humble lifestyle growing up. My family could not afford music or dance lessons at the time. My music was the radio, the living room my studio, and TV screen my mirror. I love the freedom in dance. My body moves with the freedom to express the music in any way the music takes me. … This world of dance really does feel like a different dimension. … I love how how dancing teaches me about the heart of humanity, the beauty of life and the lives of those around me.”
– Jemini Abides
Photo by Jeff Mendoza of Commence Vision Studios
“Chaotic, kizomba may seem to the spectator, just like the Chaos Theory is to those who don’t understand life’s intricate connection. Chaos is the domain where instability is the rule, the absence of predictable patterns and connections. But the elements of existence, things that some people view as chaos actually follow the inconspicuous laws of the universe…the function of music, in this case kizomba is to release us from the tyranny of conscious thought, to release the self, the seemingly isolated solid individual into the connective vibration of the heart. Dancing kizomba with the feet might be magnificent, but dancing with the heart is an enlightening spiritual experience.