My love of dance started with ballet, around the age of 5. Of course, I couldn’t then explain why I thought it was the greatest thing after the invention of the wheel. Now, I understand that it is because I struggle with the limitations imposed by language – my feelings are such that I need all of my body, mind and soul to do them justice. Ballet allowed me to do just that.

The power of dance lies in the communication between the dancer and the audience. A good performer channels the abstract, shimmering emotions of the audience, both collectively and individually, and embodies them on stage. That is why watching a live performance feels like a moment of communion.

Below, my thoughts on all things dance.