Dance is the creation of a memory through the mnemonic of rhythm, repetition. Music is maths: count, geometry of two bodies shaped to attract, repel, attract again. An index and middle finger make a vee-shape, tap twice. Costumes add a layer. A high ponytail, curled to bounce. She feels her pastel rainbow fringed dress still move when she stops. The tune, adapted to be heavy on drums and bass so vibrations can be felt. She was nervous about this: quick, quick, quick flick under a quiver of lights. The audience waves its applause. --- Emma Lee’s publications include “The Significance of a Dress” (Arachne, 2020) and "Ghosts in the Desert" (IDP, 2015). She co-edited “Over Land, Over Sea,” (Five Leaves, 2015), was Reviews Editor for The Blue Nib, reviews for magazines and blogs at https://emmalee1.wordpress.com.