There is something in the student-teacher exchange that is ancient, simple and powerful.
The ground is sacred, and it’s where you leave an imprint.
The goal is to get to a place where you actually have intuition, and that is the absolute in terms of art, where there’s no question, you just know.
There’s something that’s always present, we call the witness. Every artist talks about it — it’s that bigger objective. How could you not want to participate in that?
In the realm of art-making, what you’re really doing is training the heart and the mind.
The mirror is a problem, it’s kind of a habit in Western dance, for the most part the mirror is doubt, and doubt leads to failure.
The teacher is waking up the sleeping artist in the student. The dancer is listening to his own internal teacher, that’s what you want to wake up.
–Alonzo King (see video here)