Dancers of the Light

Dancers of the Light

Here's to the Ones Who DREAM!
Here's to the Ones Who DREAM!
Written by Jeanne-Marie Branche | Aug. 17th 2020
I am excited to make my debut as a choreographer this fall semester!! I decided to share my concept with you guys!

One of my favorite movies over the years has become La La Land. From the music, to the dancing, to the story the movie takes you through... it encapsulates the dreaminess of love and life, but also the harsh realities of life as you try to accomplish your dreams. 

The concept for my first piece focuses on dreams. I am choreographing to the song The Fools Who Dream. I think it’s a vague idea, but very relevant to how humans live their lives and how they find what motivates them. Dreams and goals are a big part of my life and I hope they are part of yours too. I write mine down to help me visualize them everyday. Almost everything I do everyday is for me to get closer to those dreams. The journey is not easy. It has taken a toll on me mentally and physically and quite honestly I have my moments where I break down and want to give up. That is what I want to focus on. That breaking point or where we have worked so hard to get to where we want to be and are so close but not just ‘there’ yet... How long can you dream until you are just tired of it?? 

I want to acknowledge all artists and all humans as a matter for pushing through with their biggest dreams and making it in the end! Gary Vaynerchuk always says that the journey is more important than the actual goal... and that has always stuck with me. My journey right now has been quite challenging, but everything that has come in my way has not stopped me! Often I look back and smile and think “wow, I did that.” This is what I want to evoke through my choreography, through my lovely dancers, and to the audience. 

A tribute to dreams and how they drive our lives. The excitement, the vulnerability, and most importantly, the journey. 

I cannot wait to see how this piece unfolds (that is another journey in itself as I am teaching remote). Stay tuned for the process and the final results!! ( I will definitely keep you updated on social!) 

Here’s to you... Here’s to the ones who DREAM!

About Author: Jeanne-Marie Branche 

Jeanne-Marie Branche is a student at the University of Tampa double majoring in Communications and Applied Dance. Her hometown is Palm Beach Gardens FL. She has been actively involved in the dance industry and is continuing to train and choreograph professionally in college. With her current training, she plans to perform and choreograph for dance companies/programs while teaching younger children through her passion for creativity and dance! 
Jeanne-Marie intends to blend both of her studies to integrate proper marketing and branding for individual dancers, dance companies, and artists locally, nationally, and globally.

About Dancers of the Light 
Dancers of the Light is a blog that focuses on the comfort, community, and purpose within the arts industry. It is a growing circle of dancers and artists who are on a mission to find their purpose in the fine arts and to meet others with like-minded ideas and motives for why they do what they do. I hope to inspire and network with others as I see this blog grow! 
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