By: Amy Peca
As each season approaches, my mind becomes a scramble of a million songs and ideas that I want to choreograph to. I usually try them each on for size and quickly weed out the ones that I can only seem to bob my head around to. Eventually I find what physically gets me up on my feet and almost creates itself.
This season started like the ones before. I struggled to find songs that inspired me; something that had meaning and substance. Then I thought to myself, “Why not choreograph about something that already holds a lot of meaning?” So it was decided… cancer. You may be thinking I’m a Debbie Downer, but let me explain.
Who hasn’t been somehow affected by cancer? How many of us have watched a loved one battle so courageously, wishing we could do more to help? How many of us are sad and angry and scared and frustrated and heartbroken because of cancer? I’m willing to bet a lot of us are. Why not channel all of these feelings into our dancing?
Everyone says dance is a form of expression. Well I don’t know about you, but I have a lot to express these days. I’m hoping to find brave dancers to join me in this emotional journey; dancers who are willing to accept their feelings and not be afraid to show them in their performance. Maybe it will be like therapy. And luckily, in the world of dance, there are no rules. We can create our own ending. Maybe this time, just being there for one another WILL be enough. Stay tuned…
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