I would especially like to hear from ballet dancers about this, but other professional dancers’ experiences would be valuable.
I am trying to get a focus on what consumes professional dancers in their normal day. Please share with us what often goes through your mind during a typical day of classes, rehearsals and performances. For my research I am interested in anything and everything that runs through your thoughts from waking until sleep. Nothing is inconsequential since I am trying to establish a focus for eventual fieldwork. If you feel there is something other dancers may relate to, share it by way of comment. Also, respond to other comments so that we may get an active discussion going. If you are shy but happy to discuss privately, message me through my contact page.
Some things you may like to talk about are:
- How my body works and feels;
- What motivates me to dance;
- What makes it worth the hard work;
- The aesthetics of dancing as a performer;
- How I engage with space and movement.