When I told the dancers about the theme of The Black Space, there was a response that I couldn’t identify. There was a moment of total silence, and then, nods and sounds of understanding and identification. Maybe a little fear, too? Anyway, I thought it would be a good idea to find out just what that first bit of silence was. What were they thinking?
Here’s what Ashley said:
“It’s amazing how much words affect who you are to other people, regardless of whether or not the words are true.
Thinking about what other people may or may not say about me makes me want to be gentler, softer, more lenient with my opinions and thoughts. Things said in haste or ignorance or anger can cause exponential suffering in less familiar hands.”