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.
Teia Hassey says
I use to be a great dancer before my knees blew out. I miss dancing so much, it was one of my great passions.
I may sacrifice to one more dance some day. It will have to be a Very good day, ending in greatness.
Barbara (aka Layla) says
Wow, that’s awesome. I haven’t watched the show consistently but when I do I am amazed. I hope someday you can dance AND keep this blog!!!
So moving, thank you for sharing this.
Annette Sweeney says
Beautifully written. I just love to watch the show also. The dancers are so flexible and good at what they do. The dance that referenced Breast Cancer was so touching. Me and Uncle Dan were also in tears.
I used to watch this show..I love dancing,actually I loved being active in general!I used to be at the gym 4 times a week fro 2 hours..But i cant stand thinking of it now.My life is so different now..And all I want is keep moving forward and find other things to make me happy..
I would love to stay in touch with you,Im following your blog and I find you are a wonderful person!
This is my blog,it would be precious to me if you pass by sometimes..
I wish I could dance too. I can’t because of my fibromyalgia, just can’t do it anymore.
I used to dance. That was until I got into an accident. Now I’ve chronic pain and i can’t dnce anymore. i miss the old days…