Gulfshore Ballet proves that ballet allows the soul to speak, and the viewer to listen with their eyes.
When you watch a final performance, you see the dancers in their most polished state. Hair and makeup, costumes are sewn on tight, and they’re smiling because… apparently that’s what they’re supposed to do. This is not them at their best.
At their best, their hair is down. They’re wearing worn out old tights with their favorite slippers. They “go for it” because no one is watching, and when the restraints are off. They are at the intersection of art and athleticism. It’s a beautiful thing to watch – artistic creativity come to life.
There are no expectations, and so their creativity flows like water. They try new things. They jump higher because landing perfectly is not an imperative. They are at their best when no one is watching, as we all are. When we don’t need to move in lockstep, we can focus on the moment and get into flow…. And flow is where we should stay.