regularlyhorrendous asked: Describe dance as your passion. What goes through your mind before/during/after you perform?
if you wanted this to be answered privately, i apologize, but this is something i’d really love to post.
dance is so much more than just a daily occurrence in my life. on one side it’s a way to just let all of my frustrations of my day out. it’s a way to just lose myself in something beautiful. on another, it’s a craft that i can never quite perfect. it’s something that gnaws at me with a constant strive to improve within the technique. on the performance end, it comes back to that somewhat cliche line of “leave it all on the stage”. performing begins with nerves, jittery fidgeting and slight desperation to remember choreography. it then moves into performance mode; the urge to get on the stage, give it everything i possibly can, and just try to make someone feel at least a fraction if the passion i do. after, it’s a combination of exhilaration from being onstage and an unrelenting critique of my own performance. no matter how well it goes, i always have this compulsive feeling that there was something that i could’ve done to make it better.
i love to dance. whether it be ballet or jazz, modern or musical theater. dance is more than just an art form to me, it’s a part of my heart.
I’m glad that you posted this publicly. I adore hearing people talk about their passion and this was just simply beautiful. I love that you love what you do and it makes me happy to see other people happy. Have a good day/night/evening/whatever time of day it is for you. :)