So, why is literacy important?
Literacy grants us access to the amassed knowledge of our forebears, those who are living and those who are yet to come. Literacy outlines and lists the various terms and topics that concern us, providing a means to structure and categorise, for the purpose of identifying practical problems and their solutions or describing feelings and experiences.
Movement literacy is much the same as linguistic literacy. An expanded vocabulary and fluent grasp of grammar and syntax makes a difference when we need to negotiate our interests, navigate conflict or collaborate creatively. The clumsy use of a language can distort the meaning of what we say and alter the outcome of negotiations. In the same way the clumsy use of our bodies can land us in a lot of trouble as well. A wide skill set informed by the knowledge of the resources, construction, limits and potential of the body will, by contrast, empower expression.
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