I am dancing because my mom signed me up for dance classes at the Jewish Community Center when I was two. Most young girls get put in dance class.
I am dancing because I took Performance class with Jeffrey freshman year, and it was the only thing I looked forward to in my crippling depression.
I am dancing because it allows me to look at things i’m interested in through the lens of art, sociology, and activism.
I know why i’m Dancing… why i’m pursuing a career in Dance, but I don’t know why i’m actually “dancing”.
I know my body feels better when I am physical, but so often I wonder what the point of actually engaging in rigorous physical practice beyond the superficial reasons of keeping in shape.
I am dancing because I don’t really know why…
I wish I had some profound answer to support my decision, but to be honest the physical aspect of dance is less and less my interest.
But also, I do like to dance.
This seems like a complicated relationship.
I am dancing because I don’t know what else to do.
I am too lazy and disillusioned to have a 9-5 job.
So i’ve chosen to pursue this career.
I don’t think i’d be happy doing something else.
I like to sweat and be physical and use my body as the site of exploration.
The body is tangible, tactile, human, real.
I like performing.
I like attention.
I don’t like working hard on my body.
I’m not an athlete.
I want to throw myself through a glass building.
Dance makes me feel like I can do that.
I like creating worlds where I’m in charge.