Editor’s note: Atlanta’s artists face uncertainty in this age of coronavirus. To help us all connect, we offer this new series: “In Our Own Words.” In each post, an artist will share their experience, strength and hope as they navigate a new normal.
We are working hard to get a digital season going. A lot of our past performances are recorded. We hope to put those recordings together and give people a deeper look into those works. We want to reimagine a dance work on film. Hopefully that will be done by May. Our other priority is our students. We are Zooming classes for them and just finished our first week. It’s been really good seeing them in their living rooms. They are so genuine and committed. It’s been fun as a teacher trying to figure how to teach ballet technique online.
I really miss being in the studio every day with my Terminus family. It feels weird. I have to move! But I am enjoying all the online classes available. I took a gaga class today with people from all over the world. I’ve taken class online with the National Ballet of Canada. I can expand myself that way so when I get back to the studio I’ll have more to offer. My dance studio is my home office. It’s large enough I can move around but the cat gets in the way. She’s always underfoot. I use the bathroom sometimes because of the mirrors.
I feel more balanced in my life, which is weird given all the imbalance going on. Being able to slow down, cooking more, gardening, it’s lovely. It’s a powerful and valuable lesson I think we all need to learn. We need time to slow down and reflect.
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