Thanksgiving 2020

Thanksgiving 2020 quotes

With the numerous serious issues we're all dealing with this year, it's more important than ever to acknowledge things we're thankful for. This doesn't diminish the gravity of the moment, nor the work to be done. Remembering what's good in our lives may lead to hope and centeredness. 

Happy Thanksgiving

"I am thankful for my good health, my community, my art and to be surrounded by talented young artists devoted to pursuing their careers in the enriching and enlightening field of dance. And I'm exceedingly grateful that DK finally has our own home!"  —David Hochoy, DK Artistic Director

"I am thankful for so much as I am blessed with so much - my family, our ongoing health and my religion. I am thankful for Dance Kaleidoscope, DK's supporters, and for the technology enabling us all to stay connected while apart."  —Jan Virgin, DK Executive Director

"I am thankful for the love and health of my family.  I am also thankful for Dance Kaleidoscope and the Arts Council of Indianapolis for their support and belief in artists during this pandemic." —Laura Glover, Resident Lighting Designer and Production Manager 

"I am extremely grateful for a company that is a family to me, and how we have faced these new challenges together, and do our best to move forward in the smartest, safest ways." —Liberty Harris, Rehearsal Director and Education Coordinator

"There is much to be thankful for in my life right now. I am so lucky to dance with such an amazing company that can adapt to any situation while still getting the opportunity to learn and grow as an artist even in such challenging times. And I would not be here without my amazing support system. My family and friends have really got me through this year and I cannot express how much their love means to me!" —Marie Kuhns, Dancer

"I’m thankful for my health. I’m thankful for the opportunity I’ve had over the last month to choreograph a new piece for DK. I’m thankful for my family who I will miss terribly at the holidays this year. And I’m thankful for my partner, Doug, without whom I would not have gotten through this roller coaster of a year." —Stuart Coleman, Artistic Associate and Dancer

"Since I am unable to go home to Texas for Thanksgiving this year, I’m extra thankful for my loving family that I miss at home and my wonderful family that the Lord has brought me to up here in Indy." —Emily Franks, Dancer

“At a time of various crises I find it hard to be happy and thankful when there are so many suffering and losing their lives in today’s world, but I’m overwhelmed with gratitude this year that the health and safety of my loved ones and myself have stayed unchanged.”  —Manuel Valdes, Dancer

"This year I’m very thankful for my employers, Dance Kaleidoscope and Expressenz Dance Center. They have been so good to me during this pandemic and have gone above and beyond to take care of us during the shut down and for that I am so grateful. As always, I’m grateful for my wonderful family and friends, especially my husband, for all the love and support they give me."  —Aleksa Lukasiewicz, Senior Dancer

“This year I am thankful for my health, the health and support of my family, and the opportunity to still do what I love. I try to remind myself often to never take any of these things for granted.”  —Kieran King, Dancer

"I’m thankful to be able to still do my art in these difficult times. I’m thankful for the company I work for that does everything they can to take care of their employees, as well as the donors and supporters for keeping us afloat. I’m thankful for my family and friends who support me."  —Cody Miley, Dancer

“This Thanksgiving I am reminded how grateful I am for our beautiful country and for the many men and women who help protect our freedom.” —Emily Dyson, Senior Dancer

"I am thankful to still have the opportunity to dance and work with an amazing director and fantastic colleagues!"  —Aaron Steinberg, Dancer 

“I am thankful for my health, my family’s health, and the ability to dance and make art through these trying times. I am thankful for all the doctors, nurses, and all other health heros for getting us through this.”  —Paige Robinson, Dancer
"This year I am thankful for the blessing of living with my grandchildren. They have brought the joy and magic of their innocence."  —Lynn Webster, DK Education Director/Touring Director
"I am thankful for being able to work at home, for the generosity and energy from the DK dancers, and for my partner Kenyon and dogs Gordon and Phillip." —Paul Hansen, Marketing Director
"I’m always thankful for my family and great friends, wide-spread as they are, but this year it has changed. I am immeasurably thankful for our continuing health, for the babies and children which make me believe in the future, for our silly pets, for my warm safe home, for interesting work to focus on. The artists in our world make me say thanks every day: they show all the emotions I’m not able to express in my non-artist soul. Stay alert and healthy!"  —Janie Halteman, DK Office Manager