We have another student spotlight to share with you today…Kimberly Harvey…
1. Can you tell readers how you became involved with dance?
I first became involved in contemporary dance 11 years ago; when I joined Candoco Dance Company’s youth dancecompany, Cando2, back in 2001. I was one of the founder members of their youth company.Over the years, Cando2 has had the opportunity to create a variety of pieces with different choreographers; and have been lucky enough to perform in an array of environments and venues, including at The Royal Festival Hall, London Contemporary Dance School, and The Lilian Baylis Theatre in London; at various youth dance festivals and as part of The JamFree Tour.
From there, I then successfully auditioned to study on Candoco Dance Company’s Foundation Course in Dance for Disabled Students. I have gone on to be an Associate Artist with CandoCo. In addition to my work with Candoco Dance Company, I am also a dancer and co-choreographer in Subtle Kraft Co.
2. What do you find you like best about dance class?
Exploring… The opportunity to move with genuine curiosity and intention, whilst always striving to reach my potential both artistically and technically.
3. What is the hardest part about dance for you?
Trying to avoid the sometimes seemingly inevitable process of self-judgment.
4. What advice would you give to other dancers?
- Make sure you love what you do.
- Find the ‘sparkles of joy’ in each movement.
- Rather than trying make your body do what you want it to do, work WITH your body in that moment on that particular day.
5. How has dance changed your life?
Dance is my life. Dance is where my life has most meaning. It has had a tremendous effect on shaping who I am as a person and as an individual. Through dance I have met people who have influenced and inspired me beyond belief, and I have had experiences that I had only daydreamed about before that time.
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