"When we don't limit ourselves to either a direct or indirect use of space, we can consider focus as a system in itself. The mover, we see, is engaged in a process of attention-paying that changes all the time. In dancers I've identified five or six very perceptible ways of focusing that affect the performance.
• inner focus, where the eyes are open and the dancer is aware of where she is and what's around her but is concentrating on herself
• functional focus (which might correspond most closely to directness), where the attention is on a particular task to be done, like holding and steadying a partner
• interpersonal focus, where the attention is on the exchange with a partner
• presentational focus, where the dancer is showing herself to the audience, and sometimes looking at the audience, but not actually seeing the audience
• visionary focus, where the performer is seeing an imaginary space"