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A Love Letter to Dance

February 14, 2019

Falling in love with dance, like falling in love with someone, is easy. There is an effortless connection, physically and emotionally. Your senses are awakened; you feel alive.

Staying in love with dance takes grit. Choosing to pursue a lifelong relationship with dance involves the risk of physical injury, financial instability and the ups and downs inherent in a creative passion-driven career.

With these risks, what are the rewards of a relationship with dance? Why would someone commit to the art form? What drives a dancer to perform and speak through movement?

Six Seattle dance artists reflect upon these questions and share insights on dance: their obsession and their passion.



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Aileen Imperial

Aileen Imperial is a multimedia and documentary producer with a commitment to thoughtful observation and engagement. Her work has aired nationally on the PBS American Masters series, PBS NewsHour, and she is a 4-time Emmy winner for feature videos in the Arts, Culture, and Human Interest. Find her on Twitter: @imperealize

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