Thursday, February 23, 2012


So its been awhile since I have written an opinion based blog. I feel like I would like to address the subject of jealousy, heirarchy and overall tension in the dance community at large.

Obviously any opportunity or skill that can help accumulate wealth and some amount of fame will illicit these concepts amongst those who seem well simply as "competitors" However , one must remember the original reasons you started dancing in the first place, and walk single mindedly on your own path , look ahead and yes look around to learn and appreciate , but value your uniqueness as a gifted artist who can create positive change.

We all fall into the occasional envy, and that is normal and can be a motivator, however it should motivate you singularly to improve yourself while not trying to bring others down. It is hard, especially when you intrinsicly do not see eye to eye as far as direction and intention goes, but we must try and respect everyones unique intentions even if they do not mirror our own.

When you really truly enjoy your gifts and experiences and also your limitations and flaws, you realize you do not have to be better than anyone, or the winner or the best, you have to be the version of yourself that keeps you happy and growing as an individual. You have to look at the world as a massive place with many experiences and paths that can be lead even outside of dance, there can be beauty and joy in many varied aspects of life.
Feed your creativity and not your  ego. Don't let anyone tell you how to live your life or make decisions. Follow your heart and dance for yourself . Dance is the language of the soul.  It creates a window to that parallel human perception, where there is not right or wrong... no winner or loser.. just beauty.

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