I had a very quiet and smooth slip into the year 2021 and started it with the feeling that this year will shine bright upon us. But I have to admit that I was sitting in front the of the TV last night with tears running down my cheek. These are the moments when I doubt the profession that I have picked for myself.
Why didn’t I choose a profession where I can easily help people or actively protect the democracy? How do I help anybody with the things I create? In these moments I am lost and have no answer to these questions.
It took me a moment to reflect about all the positive and incredible feedback I received during 2020, thanking me for sharing my work and my philosophy which encouraged others to stay positive. And I remembered again what I have actually known for a long time:
Art can significantly change the world and society.
Art, music, theatre, dance and literature can prevent violence, heal trauma and build peace. We experience it through all of our the senses on a bodily and emotional level.
After a little while reflecting on this, I just felt like dancing, dancing all the pain away! Because moving and feeling my body is so essential and healing for me.
I would love to present you a dance video I was able to produce some time ago.