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What Classical Indian Dance Taught Me

Updated: Jan 17


Exactly a year ago I was on a plane to India to dive into the study of Odissi - one of their classical forms of dance. I had been training for months in preparation of this journey. When I arrived on the first day, I peered into the door of the room where the dancers were training. It was plain to see that this dance was one of the most intricate, and dedicated disciplines I had ever witnessed. I asked myself if I had it in me - the drive and passion to commit to this dance. At that time, honestly, I wasn’t sure. However, I thought to myself, “If I can touch this level of rigor and then apply it to something that I really want to achieve in my life, imagine how unstoppable I will be?" In order to learn this dance I had to learn to become full-hearted in my practice because honestly the dance was so challenging that it would accept nothing less!

Flash forward 1 year later, this is what the study of this dance has given me: I’ve walked away with the confidence that I am capable of achieving my dreams in life when I apply myself full heartily.

And thus, this is the attitude that is giving the wind under my wings in the wake of this new music project, “Daughter Dear”. I am working tirelessly crafting and recording soulful songs to offer to you as a gift from the heart. Thanks for joining me for the journey xoxo

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Thank you Dillon @ohholybasil for catching these beautiful shots 🌷

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