On the last day of India and can’t believe the magic that’s happened! I have been dancing everywhere! In the street, at the radio station, theatre, the rain, the bathroom, the hotel hallway, hotel bathrooms and kitchen, elevators, hotel lobby, garage, in a garden, a temple and at the Ganges river.
I’ve been on my “child-hood insomnia” schedule dancing 11pm-7am in the morning for over 6 nights here. A sign of inspiration! And I get this inspiration from the students I’ve learned from on this adventure.
Patna and Kolkata have been two very unique and rewarding experiences. In Patna I’ve learned so much from my brilliant students and plan to continue to teach them through online tutorials. We organized a concert and 3 PSA’s concerning community issues both locally and globally. Issues surrounding rape, domestic violence, stalking and inappropriate staring, littering and other kinds of pollution and civic engagement. We are changing the world! We have such a connection, such a bond that I couldn’t visit India in the future without coming to Patna.
I have similar feelings for Kolkata. The crew BBT- Big Bong Theory is amazing! They are all such beautiful dancers and so humble. I have learned so much about teaching through just 2 workshops with them. We made a dance video at sunrise at the Victoria Memorial Gardens a few days ago and it was magical. A select 5: Raj, Sunju, Prince, and Funky from the crew BBT had our first performance together after The American Cultural Center here. We collaborated on the show with breaking and popping and ended our set in Lord Shiva’s dancing pose.We also performed at Next Level’s final show together and it was the best. We will be family forever!