“If you want to command Mother Nature, you must obey her.”
The way I move on stage has everything to do with that quote. I move the way I do because I am true to my own nature. But most of us are so far from who we are naturally that we’re stumbling into Starbucks barely able to spit out latte.
We don’t move like real human beings—like how a real human predator moves.
This is what goes down on the second day of my event.
I was reintroduced to my predatory instincts by a guy named Jean-Louis Rodrigue.
He works with some of the biggest performers of our time and he’s explored the farthest corners of our world to study movement. He has spent his life researching predator animals—mostly cats like cheetahs, panthers, leopards, lions and tigers.
We do the same thing at my event because, as human beings, we actually have all those predatory, natural instincts to move with efficiency; to use the ground like a cheetah chasing down an antelope. Have you ever watched that? If not, go to YouTube right now and find a video of it.
Watch how they move. They never apologize. Their whole body is expressive. You can’t take your eyes off them. They’re so efficient. They never step on a rock. They never trip. They know where the ground is and they use it to push off.
That’s how I’ve been trained. I use the stage. I use the ground in which I was given and I use ALL of it. I push my foot into the ground and move with purpose.