Isadora Duncan proposed for education: “Let us first teach little children to breathe, to vibrate, to feel, and to become one with the general harmony and movement of nature. Let us first produce a beautiful human being, a dancing child”.
Boston Children’s Foundation is dedicated to: “Building Violence-Free Communities through Active Healing Experiences”. Research and experience have taught us that young children who experience healthy connections to the natural environment and to their peers develop a sense of worth and competency; Such children are more inclined to relate with care and reciprocity than with violence and aggression.
Children who participate in the Duncan program explore the shared movement of all natural things. As they embody the movements of the earth, of plants and trees, of animals, the wind and waves, children dance their birthright: harmonious expression. Empathy develops here; Empathy negates violence in relationships. Referring to the Duncan theoretical framework, Rainbowdance was developed for pre school children in preparation for the more advanced Duncan program; CBI is the acute trauma intervention which is also seeded in the tradition.