What are you going to miss most about dancing? Or what will you enjoy most when you do not have to dance every day?
“The thing that I will miss most about dancing is, of course, the rewarding experience of performing. However, I will miss all that goes into the performance process, like collaborating with other dancers and working and researching a project through body awareness. It is very intimate to share in a creative process with others. As I have begun dancing less, it accents how special the collaborative nature of creating is and how unique the relationship an artist cultivates with their own body is. I will miss this daily awareness and experience with myself and others most of all!
When I stop dancing, or as I continue to perform less frequently, I enjoy having the time to focus on other things! Dance is an obsessive kind of art form for artists who welcome engaging endeavors during their career course. At this stage, I feel happy that there is more room to explore my talents and interests behind the scenes.
Any dancer will reveal how ‘wear and tear’ on the body can weigh-on artists’ careers, abilities, or desires to continue dancing into the late stages of their career. In this sense, I feel prepared to tailor-off extensive training and performing to embark on a new relationship with my body and mind!”