Having always been passionate about dancing and poetry, and having grown up to pursue a career in the arts. An opportunity to help others find a way in, or intact just spark an interest is something always intrigues me. Personally I struggled with making my way through high school education, and if it wasn’t for people who saw my passion for art, kept me interested, and kept reminding me of the importance of art in each of our lives I’d perhaps not still be discovering my way through it’s magic during adult life. I genuinely believe that through sharing and making art work we can keep remembering and keep discovering why it is wonderful to live a human existence. We can remind ourselves to stick together, to go easy on each other at a time of such judgment, and to appreciate the individuality of all of us.
Why move? Why Dance? My question is how could somebody not allow themselves the opportunity to rejoice at least every now and again? Us Dancers have chosen to spend everyday possible rejoicing in the beauty that is the human mind and body.
Think for a moment about that individual. The complex mind, under the extreme amounts of pressure that most of us put ourselves under, tied together with this insane, spectacle of a vessel that has been forced to sit in an office chair day in day out, or has been slightly crippled under the strain of labour. The most amazing form of therapy that I personally can think of is to embrace this relationship our minds and bodies have with each other by dancing- to music, in silence, with a friend, f***ed on drugs, or completely alone. What ever. It does not matter. You are as mad and wonderful as the next one, whether you like it or not, and you deserve to dance.