Saturday, April 16, 2011

In the words of Jason Mraz

"Being buried by your own thoughts and fears, especially when you know it’s happening, can feel like a burden with a rusty flat-tired wheelbarrow turned over on top of it, where spiders and snakes like to hide before they SURPRISE! you. Fortunately, surprises are inevitable and keep us from being buried, even if means enduring the venom."

Jason Mraz
-Freshness Factor

The DanceAnywhere Project, has been a process for me. A process of digging deep and soul searching... looking deep within and contemplating how dance fits within my life. Leaving the daily grind of the dance studio was hard for me, but I did it to preserve my health. The daily grind of the studio and chronic health related injuries were destroying me physically and I had to completely walk away from the studio about 6 or 7 years ago to preserve my health ------------ the DanceAnywhere project is what happened when I left the studio and began a study of dance and movement in everyday life.

Though I miss the safety that the studio walls gave me, my love for dance and movement is not dependent on being surrounded by walls and bars. Through the DanceAnywhere Project, I have been able to develop and grow my love for dance without a studio to depend on.

Quoting Jason Mraz's post, Freshness Factor, "surprises are inevitable and keep us from being buried"

I believe that the DanceAnywhere project builds on the surprises of life, the inevitable unique aspects of life that make us human. If we tap into life's feeling zones and communicate these feelings authentically, then we are awake... and will not be living in monotone.

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