not sure why but this makes my soul feel warm and fuzzy
Don’t You Worry Child
sorry for falling off the face of the earth, but in doing so i choreographed my first dance work!
- (via livebreathdancer)
We’ve had another week of choreography class where Maida spewed some more knowledge and I left with my head spinning and my choreography journal filled with her quotes. The line is starting to blur whether she’s talking about dance, life, choreography, or all three now, so it’s up to you to apply these as you will!
“Be honest about it, honesty’s a good place to begin.”
“Movement is more interesting than the dynamics right now.”
“Activate the space. The space is alive, rather than a surface on which you dance.”
“Give up the idea of looking perfect.”
I’m convinced behind her giant, red, puffy jacket, white hair, and hot pink jeans, that she is a genius.
i am crying.
at Hall of Fame
Choreography: Emily Shock
I think this is going to become a weekly thing. I spend a good portion of my dance classes at school under the care of Maida Withers, and am never short of impressed by her unheard of ability to spit out these profound dance one-liners. Here are some of my favorites from this past week’s Choreography class.
“It’s just an art form, it’s like eating breakfast. Maybe you had a bagel today, maybe you’ll have Wheaties tomorrow.’
“Nobody ever comes ready, they come willing.”
“Fear is good. Fear’s a good motivation, but it’s not very productive.”
“A phrase is going to look like you just learned it, then it compresses and shifts and you can change dynamics.”
“The issue of perfection is an issue you will all face. It can be painful when they’re not doing what you want. But they will perfect it in their own way.”
“Allow the dancers to add up to something.”
“Don’t be afraid for you to become the dancer.”
Until next week’s dose of insightfulness!