The one other dance performance I’ve witnessed did not make a great impression, but thankfully I’m game to try again. In the small Santa Fe Playhouse, two women perform six separate works, and I like them all. Each dance makes me feel something both physically and emotionally. My heartbeat changes in sympathy with the dancers, and the power of body language hits me as if I’d never recognized it before. Past experiences of love, anxiety, disappointment, quietude, focus, and bewilderment are all recalled bodily. My attitude toward dance as an art form is completely changed.