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.