Enso is a Japanese word meaning “circle” and a concept strongly associated with Zen. Enso is perhaps the the most common subject of Japanese calligraphy, symbolizing no beginning and no end, the visible and the invisible, absolute fullness in emptiness, simplicity, completeness, perfect harmony, enlightenment, the oneness of life, cyclical nature of existence and it is also an “expression of the moment”. It is believed by many that the character of the artist is fully exposed in how he paints Enso, and that only one who is mentally and spiritually whole can paint a true Enso.
Reda Dance and Ju Hee Jung social dance at the 2013 New York Salsa Congress 2013
Song: Ray Santiago “It’s a Man’s World”
1. As a leader, I’m impressed by Reda’s solid fundamentals. He’s precise about getting on and off the center line of dance as needed. He’s respectful about allowing Jung to complete the phrasing of her shines before picking her up again. He’s efficient about his motions when leading moves.
2. Both dancers clearly know the song.
3. I love the way Jung uses her hands. She even looks elegant when waving an apology! (2:08)
4. The dance is an enjoyable match of two people who have incredible body movement and musicality. It’s an excellent example of partners dancing with each other instead of at each other.