Yeah - WHAT!?
I told you I slayed dance classes. I don’t know what slay means in your universe, but this is what it looks like in mine. I signed up for level 3 in September (we’re going out of order) & started thinking about a solo routine.
I’ve been getting closer to performance, but the spotlight is so.. Spotlighty, ya know. And this is a whole spotlight for me...
I picked out a song, & a theme. A general idea of costuming. I found a name that feels like Stage Me, and I got to work. I was really worried when Endo kept me out of the studio, and in bed for a couple weeks. Endometriosis is shitty & someone you know has it. Promise. Look it up.
Then, I started to feel really scared about my artistic style. Not just in dance, in all my creativity. Because my style is imperfection. I love having raw canvas behind my paintings, with messy unframed edges. I like mis-shaping things that are too close to perfect. I draw scribbles for leaves - Actually, it’s my favourite thing about my drawings. How does imperfection translate into choreography?
I don’t know actually. All I know is that I loved every second.
I could barely breathe waiting for my cue, then I hear it - I was transformed. I was Copper Dawn. I was free.
Look at these images. Thank you to Victor Device for these shots.
Perfectly captured the moment I was released.
I am in love with performance. With Dance. With Copper Dawn. You will be too.
If you’re curious - check out the video - or wait. I’ll perform again, I’m just busy right now.
Don’t be afraid to be scared