Saturday, November 14, 2009

A look at Pina

This past week a guest came into the dance department. He was a student that graduated from my dance department in the 1980’s. For the past 15 years or so, he has been dancing with Pina Bausch in Germany. Being around that kind of success and professionalism is really priceless. I tried to soak up information from him like a sponge. He taught two modern classes and spoke in our choreography class. Being that close to the real deal makes you jump into action. It makes my goals seem closer and not some intangible thing.

The best advice I took from dancing with him for the week, was that it is all about hard work. Keep looking and you will find something, but it will always be hard. I can’t wait! Bring the challenges on!

(the picture above is a shot from The Rite of Spring)