Neurotic Owl

flying through clouds of uncertainty on wings of existential dread

Tag Archives: dance

The Hanged Man/The Red Shoes, or how studying ballet traumatizes us

I have a feeling a lot of people think they know The Red Shoes, and maybe more know the dance movies or newer stories built around it but haven’t actually … Continue reading

June 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

Things that date me.

Well, this is going to appeal to a very specific age range.

March 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Concerts I have seen and dancers who are amazing.

Katharine Dunham, Anna Pavlova, Maria Tallchief, and Alicia Alonso were the four female dancers I had books about in elementary school, and I must have read each of those books … Continue reading

April 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dance, ballerina! Or whoever, really.

Going to dance performances can be hard for me.  I’m not as sad as I used to be that I had to give up dancing, because I’m 37 years old … Continue reading

April 7, 2016 · Leave a comment


I think you all know by now that I spent a lot of my life training to be a professional dancer, and that that did not pan out.  This isn’t … Continue reading

July 25, 2015 · Leave a comment