Art Chowder May | June 2017, Issue 9 - Page 8

once the student, now the Master VINCA S G RE ENE BY JOCELYN WHITFIELD-BABCOCK Vincas Greene, a Cheney, Washington resident, was first introduced to dance by a competition set to steel drum music at Expo ’70. Though he watched numer- ous episodes of Great Performances: Dance in America, he became inspired by Beyond the Mainstream, which featured excerpts of modern dance trends and interviews with choreographers. “Dance is the physical manifestation of passion, and dancers are vessels. We become so full of passion it leaps out as dance, love, and art. No wonder the world sees us as sensual because our life is communication made physical.” Photo Credits: Marshall E. Peterson Jr. and Chandra Dee. 8 ART CHOWDER MAGAZINE