For a little while now I’ve been questioning why I do what I do for a living. The doubt is actually a huge part of the reason I haven’t been writing much lately. I’ve been doing a lot of reflection, but not the kind that is easy (or pleasant) to put on paper (or screen). First, … More At times like these, Why Dance?
This weekend, I had two separate casual conversations with friends that ultimately dealt with the idea of body image, and they got me thinking. Like many dancers, I have long had a complicated relationship with my own body. At present, I have mostly come to terms with it, but at times I feel as … More On SuperWomen and Body Image
Okay, I have to chime in on this letter that many of my dance teacher friends seem to think is so fantastic. I think there is a lot of truth to it, I really do. Yes, today’s students are empowered (and entitled) like no generation before. Yes, many are coddled by parents, coaches, and teachers. Yes, … More Cruelty Is Actually Not Needed: My Humble Rebuttal to “A Letter From Your Dance Teacher”