“I Think I Dance Because I Don’t Like to Dance”
December 18, 2020
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“I Think I Dance Because I Don’t Like to Dance”

I always ask myself: If my parents hadn’t been flamenco dancers, would I have danced? I certainly don’t have a calling for dancing. As a child I was no Billy Elliot—that kind of boy that would do anything to dance. In fact, I was the Anti-Billy Elliot. My parents were always forcing me to dance, and I pushed back as much as I could. I thought dancing was boring.

So why, as an adult, do I continue to dance? I know it sounds odd, but I think I dance because I don’t like to dance. It’s not logical, but there is something freeing in accepting that. I literally cannot remember a time in my life when I didn’t dance. I’ve danced since I’ve had consciousness. It’s simply in my DNA. And you can’t escape what you are.

I was always going to be a dancer, but my saving grace as an adult… {continued here}

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MOVE Video Documentary about Israel Galvan
Breaking with tradition, Spanish dancer Israel Galvan redefines flamenco and challenges its’ gender norms.

VIDEO HERE!

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