There are some jobs that we do just to pay the bills, and then there are others where you can’t believe that it is even considered work since you love everything about it. I’ve been extremely fortunate to have worked with some insanely talented artists over the years in many different performance arenas. The artistic director of L’effleur des Sens, Cati Jean, and the L’effleur cast is family that I adore, and insanely talented artists. This definitely doesn’t happen with every show that I’ve been in, yet when it does, it is truly magical!
I had someone recently ask me what role dance plays in my life. Dance is how I breathe.
I’ve been dancing all of my life, and pray to dance in some form or another for the rest of my life. Dance isn’t just a form of artistic expression for me. Dance is therapy in ways that talking about something will never be able to compete with. It has been a way for me to literally move emotional pain out of my body. Dance is an incredible avenue to use how you are feeling, and transmute it into something even more amazing than what you began with.
Today some of the cast performed excerpts from L’effleur des Sens for a corporate banquet. What a blast! There is something so incredible about live performances versus when you are on set and able to do the same take over and over again.
I love being in the moment, connecting with the audience, and being able to not only share what I love, but a different perspective of life.
When you have a passion for something, it is so important that you go for it. I couldn’t even imagine what my life would have been like if I had never gone for my dream. The performance industry isn’t the easiest, yet if you don’t go for what’s in your heart, you will never be able to keep your heart full.
I don’t think anything in life is all that easy. It is just as challenging to sit still and do nothing in fear as it is to run towards your dreams. Both can be extremely scary actually so you might as well do the later. It is so much more rewarding. Life has ups and downs no matter what. Do what you LOVE!
Live your dreams!!!
(Image ~ L’effleur des Sens)