Tranquility du Jour #584: Journey to Stage

Tranquility du Jour #584: Journey to Stage
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In this week’s edition of Tranquility du Jour, I share my nearly yearlong journey to the ballet stage, the challenges, the joys, the time and energy commitment, and more.

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There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium; and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, not how it compares with other expression. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others. —Martha Graham

2019 “Performance”
Broche Ballet
Vitality Ballet
The Whole Pointe
The Dancer Next Door

Adult Ballet Collective
#560 Interview with Jojo on the Ballet Lifestyle


Journaling prompts:

1. What helps me feel most alive?
2. What childhood passion would I like to reconnect with?
3. Is there a class, camp, festival, or workshop that I could sign up for?
4. What level of discipline could I commit to?

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