thirtySomething Dance’s Emergence, a triumphant return to the stage May 11, 2022
This is the artistic director’s note I wrote for our 2022 dance show program. I think it sums up perfectly what you are about to witness below. And yes, we were all there, and bursting with joy.
“I’m struggling to find the right words. I’m writing this over a week before opening night and it will go to the printers before we even gather at the theatre to start setting lights. Will we all be here, as a full cast, free from positive tests and isolation requirements? If we are it will be a minor miracle.
But it has taken more than just luck to get to this show. It has been two long years of questions and confusion. We navigated many moments of fear and frustration by trusting our faith in each other and embracing the power of our collective skills and fabtacular-ness. 19 years strong, we clearly love the bright lights and fancy costumes, but these past two seasons of forced retirement made us really dig into what makes us, us. Not knowing if or when we’d make it to stage we kept moving, creating, supporting and inspiring each other. In the studio, and in our real lives we are here for each other in so many ways.
I could not be prouder to be a part of this epic co-operative of strong, passionate, and perfectly imperfect grown-ass women who know their worth and love to dance.”