Tag: vulnerability

Doubt – friend or foe?

Dancers can seem like quite extroverted people, immune from the insecurities and doubts of mere mortals. Yet like most artists, the doubt is just as present in our everyday practice as our need for self-expression. We put ourselves out there for all to admire or judge and in the same breath we are wondering if anyone can notice that we are trembling on…

Teetering on the edge of the Bloch

I slipped on my first pair of pointe shoes at age 12, quite mesmerised by the shiny satin and also quite perplexed as to how to stand up on such a thing. They seemed so hard and unbreakable in the beginning, how was my foot meant to bend that hard board?! My first shoes were Bloch Suprimas, their delicate little tapered…