This Woman’s Work

In addition to writing, one of my big passions is dance. This video encapsulates why:

This video also shows why I love Melissa, Ade, and So You Think You Can Dance. It’s totally worth watching the responses from the judges as well (particularly Mia Michaels).

Obviously as a writer I think words are worth a lot, but I think this dance expresses the issue of breast cancer at least as well as, if not better than, anything I have ever read.

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11 Comments

  1. Jen

    i just watched it (yay DVR!) last night, and was in tears. very powerful dance!

  2. Pseudo

    Wow. Thanks for bringing this to my awareness Kristan. I cried. Both times I watched it. But a good cry. It’s important for me to not totally lose touch with the vulnerability, fear, and hope that one goes through while fighting breast cancer.
    .-= Recent post by Pseudo: Spinning on the Panhandle =-.

  3. Pseudo

    I liked this so much Kristan, that I made it my featured sunset link…
    .-= Recent post by Pseudo: Spinning on the Panhandle =-.

  4. Thanks, Pseudo. It’s such a beautiful dance worth sharing with people. And I definitely thought of you when I was watching this and posting it. {hugs}

  5. Oh, and Jen, I totally bawled my eyes out.

  6. This is a beautiful post. . . there are no words for the strength and courage portrayed in that dance!
    .-= Recent post by Sharon: Sunny Side Up! =-.

  7. Wow! That was beautiful. I’m glad Pseudo has that link on her blog.
    .-= Recent post by Joanie M: Did you ever wonder…? =-.

  8. Wow. I bawled both times too.

  9. Thanks for visiting, Sharon, Joanie, and Cristin! I’m so glad you enjoyed the video too. :)

  10. Celeste

    As much as I liked this piece, it essentially gave the dancers a free pass to the next round. Who ISN’T going to like a dance about a cancer survivor? It’s kind of like when Mia choreographed a dance about her dead father. There’s no way the judges would ever honestly critique it, because the piece was too emotionally loaded. That being said, Ade and Melissa are great. Not my favorites (read: JEANINE), but pretty great.

  11. Oh for sure. I don’t remember Mia’s piece about her dad (which probably means I didn’t care for it, but that’s not guaranteed) so to use another example from this season, it’s kind of like Asuka and Vitolio’s piece that was supposed to be about Vitolio’s life and struggles. Um, it wasn’t that awesome, but it got them through to the next round. This, on the other hand, I thought was spectacular, so I’m okay with it boosting them through. :P

    I do love Jeanine though. She’s my girl to win it!

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