The Performing Arts
Where would we all be were it not for the performing arts? A world without the performing arts would be dry, stale, soulless world devoid of any spiritual beauty. The performance arts, whether it be stage, film, concert halls, or the local pub, have the ability to transform, inform, and reform. Often a refelction of society at large, history can almost always be better understood when you look at the art that was created, giving it context and comprehension.
Performance artists are a special breed who often make huge sacrifice for the love of their art but are just as often undervalued and overlooked. Still, we carry on for the love of it. Without this express, we would also be left feeling soulless and unfulfilled.
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Gary continues talking about how his dance career led to a huge success in the retail industry but the 2008 crash wiped him out. Gary didn’t skip a beat. He adjusted, took his lumps, divided what was left with his brother and partner, went through bankruptcy. Emotionally he felt overwhelmed but this all led to a totally new way of living… Gary has always been very spiritual so it was very easy for him to transition into life coaching, sharing the fruit of his spiritual values and life experiences… He seems very happy with where he is now…because its not the end!
A really cool, artistic pose from Gary, Broadway dance diva. Look at the extension and the perfect lines. Gary enjoyed his years as a dancer immensely. He still teaches classes in LA.
Gary, unruffled, relaxed, handsome … a classy guy … I imagine this is his Life Coach persona.
Gary dismisses the idea that his career was a breeze, that he just sailed along the wings of success. Actually, he was bullied in school so he tries to hide his dance interests. He also felt he was set up for failure because his hometown teacher told him was going to be a ‘star’! He talks about his quest to be a professional ballet dancer…
Gary and I met in Atlantic City when we were both dancers in The Playboy Club Hotel Fantasy Revue, a Las Vegas style extravaganza at the Playboy Club on the boardwalk. It was a HOOT!! Our friendship has endured the passing of time. Gary discusses the beginnings of his dance/choreography career and the challenges it introduced to his life. He actually began his career as a classical ballet dancer!
Alan shares many of his video clips from his choreographic creations and dance classes through the years of his dance career.
Erika is a fabulous pole dancer!! She discusses how pole dancing has developed into an art form and a competitive sport. It has empowered her physically and spiritually. Listen to how this new creativity has enhanced her life.
C-J@y reveals his battle with a very unexpected stroke he had at a very young age. It was precipitated by heavy drug use and a valley of frustration into which he descended after struggling with his artistic career. I found it very brave of him to discuss this so candidly and freely. I believe his struggle is emblematic for a lot of us who experience the turbulence often associated with an artistic career.
In his conclusion, Andrew talks about the most fantastic musical experience he has had, to date, in his long and winding career as a jazz pianist/composer.
This is C-J@y’s handsome new promo shot for his upcoming release due out at the end of the year. Follow his YouTube link to listen to some of his recordings and view his videos I especially like his newest, his rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, a beautiful classic song passionately by C-J@y. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcsZoT2heGiLMaU1_9Kj7EA
Presenting the exciting logo for Erika’s pole dancing club called, New Dance Club. The logo is really HOT!! and gives a clear picture of what to expect from her group of nubile dancers.
Watch Erika as she describes and displays the passion she feels for her art!!