Pondering Embellishments

They can be oh-so-expressive and pretty, or sometimes not so much. There are a lot of opinions about embellishments, also known as adornos. While they can certainly be decoration we add to the dance, in their most natural forms they emerge from a deeper place, products of the dancers' experience of the music and technique rooted in the dialogue between partners. Here is a link to an interesting piece on the subject: