April 6, 2016
Why do you dance?
I've been asked this question many times, and I think I give a different answer each time. The first part of the reason is rather selfish: I love movement and the way it makes me feel. I love the feeling of being on stage and making art. Live performance is temporary and I love the stress and pressure of knowing there are no do-overs or second chances. The second half of my answer is that I dance to communicate. I love when dance has an emotional effect on an audience. There is an unspoken dialogue from dancer to audience that inspires me. Dance can be used to entertain and wow audiences, but it can also be used to speak to their souls.