Chase Your Dreams…They Just May Take You Somewhere

September 4, 2015

Dance has opened up windows of opportunity previously unknown to me. It is a rare and special gift to be mobilized by something that I love so much. A universal language, dance exists all over the world. Although forbidden in some places, it is still found across continents worldwide.

Recently, I have been fortunate to travel from coast to coast in the US performing contemporary concert dance in Philadelphia & NYC with Anne-Marie Mulgrew & Dancers Company (AMMDC), with Sarah Berges Dance Company (SBDC), as well as more “commercial” work on the west coast with SBDC in L.A., where we shot Financial Criminals’ first music video/release, “Banker’s Waltz.”

I do not take these opportunities lightly, as I know it is a blessing to be able to do what I love, make a portion of my living off of it, and see new landscapes. Even though I was thrilled to be dancing in NYC, Philadelphia, and L.A., I am now astounded by the fact that I am now in Israel, about to embark on a 5-month Dance Journey program with the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (KCDC). This is a privilege and a wonderful way for me to immerse myself in another culture.

It is a big world, but a very small one at the same time. We are all connected. I find it fascinating how many mutual friends I have with people in the dance community from coast to coast and now around the world because of the connections I am about to make with the KCDC dance journey program. Get to know your community, seek out intriguing opportunities, and surprise yourself. We are capable of dreaming big and actually accomplishing those goals one step at a time.

I am about to explore one of my curiosities – the Israeli contemporary dance scene. I’ll be writing monthly to illustrate some of the concepts we’ll be investigating at Kibbutz Ga’aton. Keep posted!

-Nika Antuanette
2015 Summer Study NYC student

Chase Your Dreams…They Just May Take You Somewhere