Sometimes we allow ballet to consume our lives, and it is important to take a step back and enjoy some time away from it all. My absolutely closest friends are all “non-dancers”, and I think without them, I’d go nuts.
I don’t think it’s healthy, in any profession, to be too caught up in what you do.
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To be apart makes you miss and appreciate your partner for when you meet again.
Dancers that are together with other dancers often work in the same theatre, has the same friends, same routines – it can become a problem.
It’s great to be devoted, but if you don’t allow yourself impressions from the rest of the world, you are denying yourself lots of inspiration, which can be alpha and omega in developing further.
One thing is for sure, the romance you see on stage often do blossom also backstage, and many dancers tend to find their spouses from within our own ranks. I’ve tried to gather some figures, let’s have a look, shall we?! R: Here in Miami City Ballet we have a pretty astounding statistic: Almost all of the men date or marry dancers from the company and the rest are single.
R: Dancers always end up spending their time with other dancers.
I guess there is just something about the comfort of something familiar and people who really understand you, and are kind of “crazy” in the same way.
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