A performing artist may have such superior technique that he can defy gravity, spin countless rounds, or have extensions that mimic contortionists. But without emotional content, technical prowess may well seem like a “bag of tricks” that mean and convey not much more than athleticism.
"Perfectionism" can become "striving for an elusive goal," an obsessive-compulsive disorder, it is argued. But one can view mistakes not as imperfections but as incentives to work harder. The question then is how to effectively manage perfectionism so that it can be a blessing and not a curse.
Dance is becoming a significant part of popular culture and gaining acceptance as a positive transformative influence – culturally, educationally, and health-wise. It could become our refuge, our originality, our wild escape, and yes, quite possibly our means of hooking up with our true potential.