I am in love with this Dutch artist's work. Minimal and stark, Petra Vanderput's images speak to the present moment. The image above, to me, says everything about dance and aging. They say there is a sweet spot in dance a time in which you are young enough to have the virtuosity and mature enough to have artistry. There is something ironic or even cruel to realize that just as one has the range of life experiences and strength of character to express true emotion in movement, you body begins to fail you.
But you still have now. You have your body, today, just as it is. And your dance, whatever it is, you should keep doing for as long as you can. Because it feeds you. Because it is your voice. Because you love it.
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