A guest post by Celeste Lovick: “When you love someone, you cannot be afraid of them. The most important thing as a performer is not what the audience thinks of you. It is what you feel about your audience.” Photo by Seth Doyle.
On a September day, a flamenco dance teacher arrived for a month-long storytelling workshop, a pilot for Ron Bunzl’s project CIRC/US, only to find her own former dance instructor, the one whose classes she’d left with abiding body shame and corrosive self-doubt, was a fellow participant.
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Julianne Chapple’s performances are electric, which makes it surprising she deals with social anxiety and self-consciousness on a regular basis. That is until you consider perhaps those things are what lend her dancing such high voltage. Photo courtesy of Julianne Chapple.
One night at Carnegie Hall, Ron Drotos looked at his colleagues and realised something: they were living the dream of countless musicians worldwide, and only some of them were having fun.
Photo: Courtesy of Ron Drotos.