Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The dancer/body

Here's a nice reaction to the "too many sugar plums" controversy from UK's Guardian. Ms. Mackrell's argument about unique bodies being a positive dance trait reminds me of something that happened to me as a teenage dancer. I met a woman with 6 toes on one of her feet in a modern dance class. I admit, my first reaction was "oh no! doing modern dance everyone always sees your feet and that extra toe!" but I talked to her and she said it was actually the best place for her with that surplus digit--she didn't have to worry about fitting into shoes! So it's always about perspective (of course!)

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