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Working while the kids run around you...

Working while the kids run around you...

There is this dreamy idea that we separate parenthood from other work and that we can figure out how to be "on" in different ways in different spaces. Those of us who attempt to pay the bills with our creativity are encouraged to make space and time for solo-making. Those of us who teach are encouraged to make that alone time to prep and prepare. And while I value and am refreshed by an empty, quiet studio and a blank notebook, many of my choreography sessions are with the kids underfoot, me ignoring and refocusing again and again. 

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