EN Pointe – Ballet Rincon Director’s Blog
Jennifer Neuser – July 2021
“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.”
As we close out the 2020-2021 Season at Ballet Rincon, I am so grateful that we are still thriving, doing that thing we do! This is not only a red-letter year for the obvious reasons of the state of the world, but also because it happens also to be our 20th season of instruction and dance performance. Celebrating two decades of the power and beauty of dancers working together for shared causes (simply to be human and to move their bodies in celebration of what it means to be alive!) seems to be the most important thing we offer and to our community of students. It feels powerful and palpable.
Just today, as I sat in my office working on what is next for BR in 2021, I smiled to hear the quiet laughter and banter of the students coming from the studio as they took a moment between classes to share a funny moment or a shared correction received from their teacher. It was wonderful to see the fruits of the past year, of the dancers staying together not just as a corps de ballet, but also as close friends who have grown up dancing and laughing together. I am thrilled and amazed to see the beauty of this place that is our dance home.
As dance schools around the world begin again, the challenges of the past year not quite gone, but we can see the bright footlights shining, calling us to the next “big stage” of 2022…