“But ballet itself – it’s important. Dance is important. It’s that language that everybody understands. It’s a powerful tool to open people’s minds. It’s some subconscious thing, a connection we all have. Kids dance before walking. It’s our truest nature of being. It’s true spirit.” He pauses. “And then, slowly and slowly, as we grow … More Why would you walk?
The pink of the leather turned out to be a lighter shade than I’d hoped, it looked like the underside of a kitten, and the sole was a dirty grey cat’s tongue, and there were no long pink satin ribbons to criss-cross over the ankles, no only a sad elastic strap (…) Zadie Smith, Swing … More First ballet shoes
I admire dancers. I admire the ability to make your body tell stories, the beauty of carrying within you the world, of stopping time. Some days I wake up and pretend to be a dancer. And then I remember, my past really is everything I failed to be. And I realize it is also the … More In awe