|Alex; Source: Lois Greenfield Photography|
I recently went to see my friend and Physique 57 instructor Alex perform, and those feelings resurfaced. Alex dances for the Amy Marshall Dance Company, a modern dance company going strong in its 11th year. The performance was held at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, home of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Walking past the theater you can see the Ailey dancers rehearse, the windows of the dance studio looking out onto the street. You would think that this would make them self-conscious but the dancers don't bat an eye-lid at the passers-by gaping in. It's called being professional, I suppose!
|The company; Source: Lois Greenfield Photography|
The performance was beautiful. Modern dance has such a carefree and whimsical quality to it. While I love classical ballet and I danced for a few years when I was younger, I really love going to see modern dance performances. The choreography that night was fun, highly inspired and very athletic. The dancers made everything look so easy as they effortlessly lifted each other high above their heads and landed gracefully after high jumps.
Obviously that was the moment that jolted me back to reality. No, Sam, you cannot be a dancer; but you can still live vicariously looking at captured moments like this...
|My dancing heyday|
Question: Would you do anything differently if you had the chance to go back and do it again? Would you choose the same career?