What are you saying? A follow-up.

I just wanted to make it clear that in my previous post I wasn’t negating the importance of clean technique.  What I really wanted to say is that dance, as an art, is an expression of emotion, feeling, and one’s inner self.  If all one does when on the stage is show off all the cool things she can do, then she isn’t truly showing us that deeper and more artistic part of herself.

The following video made the rounds a few years ago, but it’s been a while since I’ve seen it re-surface:

(Or, visit this link.)

 

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Thank you so much for this – a very timely reminder. I almost wept watching this, thinking of all the times I could have done with this advice to overcome my fear of performing ‘badly’.
I will remember this and dance with freedom now.
Thank you.

 

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