catwalk novice

Huddled at the side of the stage, my peers around me. Sort yourselves into order, we are told. Those who have done this before go first, so the others have something to follow. And yet, even the experienced are nervously shuffling backwards. I feel an all too familiar bubbling within me, as I recognise the […]

Finding freedom in dance

There we were, in the middle of the common, on public land. Visible to anyone who walked by. People walking their dogs. A running club passing by. A group of friends sitting having a drink together in the evening light. All that separated us from the eyes of passers by was a line of brightly […]

The caged heart

A story within a story. Sitting with pen to paper, writing about the power that I tap into when I play energetically with others, suddenly out of seemingly nowhere my mind found its way into a cut scene, a story of a very different kind. A 5 second download of vivid images, some of them […]

Travelling through time

I could feel my chest begin to tighten, aware of everyone’s eyes on me. Knowing what I was about to say, yet also not, as I had written it a fortnight before. The anticipation was mounting. My breath was getting shorter. I could feel my heart was trying to race out of my chest and […]