With a degree finally in hand, seniors feel the mixed emotions of completion, anticipation, trepidation and pride. Some have detailed plans of what comes next. Some see a giant blank horizon ahead. Some have work starting on Monday. Some want to savor the celebration and put off plans for later. As 5 ambitious college dancers finally cross the finish line, we bring you their inner monologues–their fears, joys and reflections.
Body wear-and-tear is one of the less glamorous aspects of a life in performance. Painful injuries can really slow your roll, and for dancers who perform repetitively, multiple times a week, injuries can mean unplanned time off from contracts. Luckily, you are your own best asset when it comes to the treatment and prevention of injuries, and we are here to help.
In thinking about longevity of work and sustainability of the people in this form, personally I am excited about how works can manifest in different genres. Creating an album that lives beyond the live performance or a film relic that can circuit the internet. Creating blogs that capture process or even making the internet a place for live performance to live. I think we are on the verge of embracing these necessary changes.