“You are a soul, you have a body” – C.S LEWIS

#MakingItVisual, visualising stories through the arts.

What is Making it Visual all about?

The focus  is based on the stories inside the dance studio and outside the studio. Where voices, testimonies, personal struggles, news and tales are embodied through the art of dance.

The concept of the title is to visualise and express in any creative way ones views and ideas in order to make a statement. This idea relates to a dancer, that dancers visualise the music, using their bodies to tell a story and make a change.

Did you know that dance is the only art that disappears. Unlike a painting, sculpture or drawing that is fixed, which is a form of art that can always be revisited. A piece of music can be replayed, it has a beginning and an end. Whereas dance, is the only art that disappears, performed once and leaves the audience guessing and thinking.

Although the same dance can be performed multiple times, the same performance can never be performed twice. It is a once of embodied experience.

Ideally this blog is centered on the body. The representation of the human body on a stage. The audience is forever left guessing and questioning what the heck dance is today. Art has evolved and in some way in societies mind, dance hasn’t…Dance is a form of ART and I am here to clarify what happens behind the scenes and what you are watching.

We all need to take care of our bodies, therefore nutrition and fitness is essential for our health. Also as a dancer I aim to be a positive, healthy dance model, since there are so many stigmas around the ideal body in the dance industry today.

“Your body is your temple, treat it like a religion” – Talia Lewis

“Exercise, eat, treat, repeat” – Talia Lewis

The Writer:

Nardus Engelbrecht Photography

Born in 1996, Talia Lewis is a South African National Hip Hop dancer trained in a variety of different dance styles ranging from Hip Hop, Contemporary Dance, Ballroom, Classical Ballet, Horton and Spanish dance. Her life is centered around the arts including drama, singing, acting and of course dancing. Her main vision is to use the arts as a mechanism to educate through her choreography and writing. As a very well known figure in the dance industry in South Africa, Talia is known for being a triple threat (singer, dancer and actress) and a dance model for many well known photographers. One shoot was even posted in the Sunday Times and Channel 24 .

For more visuals of Talia check her Instagram account: @talibunz