chapter  6
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Leading from Within

Several tirnes we have mentioned the fact that both dance and leadership occur "in the moment," then are gone forever, remaining only in our memory. While poetry, sculpture, architecture, painting, and writing are available as finished products to which an observer can return, dance, drama, music, and leadership can be accessed only in the moment. As choreographer Merce Cunningham remarked, "Dance is concerned with the single in-

stant as it comes along." For this reason, there is a sense of immediacy in dance and leadership that is lacking in other arts.