Above: Company dancer Kayenne, photographed by Susan Stripling.
See more from the Flight Path photo shoot below.
Dear Friends of Flight Path Dance Project,

Since our last newsletter, our world has been turned upside down. We have been called upon to forgo so much to help contain the spread of the disease, so that we may safely gather again in the future. Until that time, Flight Path has taken rehearsals to the virtual realm, continuing our good work and looking forward to the day when we will be together again in a rehearsal studio, to realize the full results of the repertory that we have been building in our inaugural season.

I hope you will please consider donating to Flight Path Dance Project, to help us in our mission to serve these wonderful young dancers. And when the world begins to gather again, that mission will be ever more vital.

We hope that this finds you, your family, and your loved ones as well as can be under these most difficult circumstances.

Wishing you health and peace,
Michael McGowan
Artistic Director
We chatted with Kayenne and Aydan, two of our company dancers, about life and dance in the time of COVID-19. Read the full interview here, and get to know the rest of this season's repertory company and how you can sponsor a year's tuition here.
This month, we're reading "The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life" by Twyla Tharp. See the rest of this year's reading list here.
“Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is a result of good work habits. That’s it in a nutshell." -Twyla Tharp

No, You're Not a Bad Person If You Don't Want to Take Virtual Dance Classes
by Hallie Chametzky at Dance Magazine

"The race to establish a new normal as quickly as possible can also feel like it's feeding into a culture that does not know when to rest. As writer Eva Yaa Asantewaa wrote in a recent blog post, it's okay for dancers to take time to grieve the loss of our lives as we knew them, and to reject the idea that we need to be productive or live life as normal in favor of taking care of ourselves and processing our complicated emotions around this pandemic.

That is easier said than done, especially for dancers, who work in a hyper-competitive field and are often encouraged to dance through pain. In dance, and in our broader capitalist culture, the "grind" is often glorified, and it's tempting to put hard work over self-care—even when we're not dealing with a crisis like this one."

Read the full article here.

In early March, the Flight Path repertory company was photographed by Susan Stripling at her studio in Brooklyn. We are thrilled to share a preview of some of the beautiful results below.

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