Thought for Food, Hong Kong, 2006
Reminiscing... what feels like a lifetime ago.. the days when dancing was my life.
A good friend came over tonight and we talked a bit (amongst other things) about my transition from dance to my life now, looking for a job in the Vancouver marketing industry. The struggles that I went through redefining myself as no longer a dancer, but... something, or someone else.
During the "finding myself" phase, about 5 to 6 years ago, I had kept a journal. Reading it now, I have to say, it's quite entertaining. Interestingly enough, I have come around full circle - all the things that I was scared of becoming, I am actually looking for now. Whether that be maturity or a realization that that future really isn't so bad, I'm not sure. However, I am very happy to have gone through that process of breaking myself down, in order to build myself up.
Yoga helped, too.
Thought for Food was one of my last performances. The choreographer, Rob Kitsos, a dance professor at SFU hired me after graduation. It was a wonderful last experience and Rob definitely saved me during my BFA at SFU. His movement was organic, and felt great for my body. It came so naturally to me.
Maybe one of these days, when I build up the courage again to join a class after being absent for so long...