Solace

DSC_1660I apologize for being sort of absent last week – I had such a nutty, busy week. I can’t complain though, often times I feel really lucky to be so busy doing all the things I love most. Our dance production, Choices, took up most of my time this past week, and thank goodness for that because I don’t think our two performances would have been as wonderful as they were without everyones hard work and time. I don’t talk about dance much on here – it’s just a thing you guys know I do – but dance is a huge part of who I am. It’s hard to explain without it sounding so cheesy and non-sensical, but my solo in the show entitled Solace, was a piece that was very personal to Shameka (the choreographer) and me. It was a story about her and at the same time, it felt like a story about me. So many people said such wonderful things about my piece – about the way I danced it, about how captivating it was – such kind words that all I could really muster was simple thank yous, which feels so insincere, but really there were no words for how grateful I was feeling during this time. When you are really able to just let go of your inhibitions and just be who you are on stage, well it is unlike any feeling I can articulate. And having people feel with you, even though they are sitting in seats many feet away, unable to really understand the inner workings of your mind at that very moment, it is again a feeling I will never be able to articulate. But it is special, and will always be special to me. That’s all I want to do as a dancer and as an artist – I want to feel with intention and I want others to feel with me. I came away from this show realizing that our bodies and our minds can be painfully connected, sometimes they fight each other when we are not at ease, but when we allow ourselves to just be, the two can work so harmoniously together, if only for a moment, we can find solace.

DSC_1672DSC_1658DSC_1682DSC_1704DSC_1716DSC_1701DSC_1684DSC_1737DSC_1715DSC_1728DSC_1710DSC_1726DSC_1739DSC_1725Coat: vintage via Tabula Rasa
Blouse: vintage
Skirt: Club Monaco via Common Sort
Cardigan: thrifted
Shoes: Topshop
Scarf: H&M
Beret: vintage
Tights: old paid of ballet tights
Bow tie: handmade

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8 thoughts on “Solace

  1. isabellarigby says:

    All your words were wonderful, I want to feel this energy one day. I also want to hear more about your dance and how you feel with this. Lovely photos πŸ˜ƒ You are stunning as always πŸ’•

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  2. shelovesdresses says:

    You are absolutely stunning! This outfit makes me soooo happy!!! Just cooing over it! Perfectly pieced together! And thank you for sharing a bit more about what dance means to you and how it is part of who you are! You are truly a gem. πŸ™‚ I love getting to know you! Xoxo

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  3. shelovesdresses says:

    You are absolutely stunning! This outfit makes me soooo happy!!! Just cooing over it! Perfectly pieced together! And thank you for sharing a bit more about what dance means to you and how it is part of who you are! You are truly a gem. πŸ™‚ I love getting to know you! Xoxo

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