STOP, LOOK, LISTEN, LIVE

Every day at college, we have advice handed to us: ‘You have to love dance to stick at it’, ‘You don’t have to love dancing every day of the week, it’s just a job, people have this ‘passion complex’ as dancers, that I don’t invest in’, ‘Show me your passion, that’s what people look for’,… Continue reading STOP, LOOK, LISTEN, LIVE

MY BACK-STORY

Not knowing my limitations has recently led to me spending the majority of my spare time lying on my back in ‘constructive rest’, staring at the ceiling wondering how long I can expect to feel like this and when I can get back to dancing properly without the delayed pain that often doesn’t set in… Continue reading MY BACK-STORY

AN EXISTENTIAL EXPERIENCE

When I first started at Northern, I was aware of how creative, individual and unusual contemporary dance could be, but I have to say that sometimes I didn’t really get it all. I came from a dance background where everything was focussed around ISTD ballet, modern and tap, technique, technique, technique an performace quality. It… Continue reading AN EXISTENTIAL EXPERIENCE

THINGS I’D LIKE TO ACCOMPLISH THIS YEAR

So it’s actually happening. Right at this moment I find myself as a dance student at my dream dance college. I’ve just finished my first week of my degree course, and it’s fair to say it’s been an incredible experience so far. I never thought so much could happen in the two weeks since I… Continue reading THINGS I’D LIKE TO ACCOMPLISH THIS YEAR