What is chaos rhythm?

Chaos rhythm is one of the five rhythms in the 5Rhythms framework first developed by Gabrielle Roth and practised by people all over the world. The rhythms, in order, are flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical, and stillness.

For many people who dance 5Rhythms, chaos is a crescendo of sorts. Following the serene flow rhythm and the more energetic staccato rhythm, chaos is lively and offers a chance for cathartic release.

Depending on the individual dancer, chaos may be wild and physically demanding with large and expressive movements that follow the driving rhythm. Or it may involve smaller, rapid movements. It doesn’t matter what form the movements take during chaos rhythm, it’s about letting go and releasing from whatever is holding us back.