This week the company I co-direct, Big Rig Dance Collective, is performing our work Grit at a symposium on Gender Equity through Dance. We’ll be discussing how we see gender roles appear (or not) in our dance making methods derived from post modern dance and Contact Improvisation. In preparation for performing to this piece, I stumbled across a piece of writing about what grit means to me in my life:
There is more to GRIT than a dance…
Grit is the process of creating the life that you want.
Getting into the depth of the dirt that you want to cultivate.
Saying no and meaning it.
Saying yes when you really want it.
So, I’m curious now….what does grit mean to you?