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What is your relationship to the mirror as a dancer? Are you dependent on it? Use it as a source of information? Is it a complete distraction or interference with your ability to move through space?

All of these realities are true and valid in the lives of dancers today...surrounded by images of ourselves all day everyday in the studio we are forced to examine our bodily-being and to grapple with the idea of perfection. The mirror, a source for information, provides a two dimensional image of what actually exists as three-dimensional object in space. Essentially the experience or relationship to a mirror image of ourselves is one on the surface of who we really are. The perspective of ourselves, what we see, and what we think we see is often shaped by the specificity of technique and the nurtured ideas of beauty in the dance world.


How can we begin to shift our interaction with self-image on a daily basis in a way that doesn't deplete our confidence and create doubt?



Please share your ideas in the comment box! :)



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