WHAT IS BIODANZA?
Bios (life) +
Danza (meaningful movement)
Rolando Toro, the founder of Biodanza, had a vision for humanity in which powerful affective links could restore health, vitality and harmony. He believed that evolution happens with Love, and not with suffering.
He created Biodanza as:
“a system of affective integration, organic renovation and relearning of the original life functions, based on vivencias induced by dance, singing and encounter situations in a group.”
“How would you describe Biodanza? Is it a physical therapy, a system of growth, a creative exercise?” he replied…
“Biodanza is more than all of these! It addresses the totality of the human being. It doesn’t separate people into fragments. Biodanza has many therapeutic effects, but these are not the goal.
The word Biodanza has two parts, bios (life) and danza (meaningful movement).
So Biodanza is the possibility of dancing our own lives, of bringing music, rhythm, harmony and emotion into our communities and personal lives. Biodanza is different from conventional dance because it’s a guided discipline that stimulates specific aspects of human potential, such as creativity, affection, vitality, and so forth, through different sets of movement to music exercises.”
"Biodanza came out of a desire to be reborn from our broken gestures and our empty sterile structure of expression. It became a way to share together what was marvellous.”
Rolando Toro the Creator of Biodanza.