I am a huge fan of So You Think You Can Dance. I am not a dancer, but this show makes me so emotional with all the beautiful dancing and the amazing dancers who are so passionate about their art. I think one of the reasons I love it so much is because I become completely absorbed in the dancer’s freedom of movement, and in their grace. The performances really take me away and I always feel lighter and happier after watching. If you are a fan of the show I am sure you know what I mean.
On Wednesday night, two of my favorite dancers performed a routine that was choreographed to tell the story of a woman with breast cancer. I just have to share it with you. Like the Rob Thomas song Her Diamonds, this dance overwhelmed me. It is a tribute to breast cancer, not to Fibromyalgia, and yet I felt so connected to the character. Whether it is cancer or Fibromyalgia, suffering looks the same. She has moments of strength and grace in this dance, only to come crashing down in pain and despair. But then there is her partner, steady and strong, supporting her when and how she needs it. Everyone was moved by this dance – the audience, the judges and the dancers themselves. It is beautiful and a powerful form of expression. I just might trade in my blog to be able to dance like that.