Elaine: “I want to scream with my body”

 

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Elaine began to dance when she was a child forced by her mother, who considers that a woman has to grow up with elegance and a sense of taste. For this reason she was signed up for ballet classes, a classical dance that entails a long history of sacrifice and hard work that Elaine wasn’t prepared to endure, “ it hurt and I didn’t enjoy the music”. Extending the legs and forcing the movements is not the way how Elaine understands dancing, she enjoys it when she expresses her emotions.

When she grew-up she started with lyrical jazz, a dancing style created from the fusion of ballet and contemporary jazz techniques. She practices it almost daily, with her own coreographies of Rihanna and Cristina Aguilera, in a silent corner at the university before going to the club to dance.

 

7 of 14 pages

 

SEASON 1
June, 2013 · China
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