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"Dancing was barely tolerated, if at all, so they danced in the forest where no one could see them..."
-Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Women Who Run With the Wolves
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"home with you"
I started pole dancing in February of 2020 after a rough break up, and quickly fell in love with it. I fell off after the pandemic started.I picked it up again in July of 202, again after a relationship where I was draining myself to make someone else happy. This time around, I continued to challenge myself and fill my schedule with as much aerial as I could. I needed to fill a gap I had left in myself that was the shape of another human.
Through this, I fell in love with aerial. I fell in love with being upside down on a hoop, having my body fly in the air with a silk, and the feeling of the pole as I climbed it for the first time.
When I’m in aerial I am able to turn my phone off and clear my mind. I can just focus on what my body knows to do, and learning what my body doesn’t know yet.
This piece represents that no matter what I try, I will never be good enough for everyone. No matter what I do, or how I do it, I will always be lacking somewhere for someone else. What is important, is that when I die, I’m going to be the only person in the casket. And I must be good enough for myself, and good to myself.
“Pain is important: how we evade it, how we succumb to it, how we deal with it, how we transcend it”.
I started pole dancing a little over a year ago and was hooked after just one class. I had always thought that dance was for “other people,” but after that first class the imaginary wall between me and the “other people” crumbled away. When I dance I feel myself able to express things that I can’t quite articulate into words. I love that when I dance all the distractions normally in my mind momentarily disappear. It's when I feel most connected with my physical body and I am the most myself.
This piece represents being someone on the outside of “normal” and the journey to discovering that though we all see the world very differently there are strange, fleshy ties between us all.
“pay attention to
what sits inside yourself
and watches you”
My love of dance stems from my appreciation of movement, admiring the ways that dance can be used as a creative form of self-expression and as a tool for maintaining physical health and mental well-being. I started training in pole and aerial this past summer, during a time period where I was experiencing many changes and much internal growth. On this new path that I am embarking on, pole and aerial gives power and self-confidence to my life, enabling me to feel strong, beautiful, and sexy in the body I was given. It also pushes me to my limit and humbles me in ways I didn't know possible.
The story of my piece walks through the feelings that manifested in the prolonged moments leading up to the recent ending of my three-in-a-half year long relationship, including the reminiscence of both the wonderful and painful memories, and the growth I experienced and am still experiencing today. It is a reminder to stay true to yourself and seek strength, love, and acceptance within. The message is best told by the words of Rupi Kaur:
"i dive into the well of my body
and end up in another world
everything i need
already exists in me
there's no need
to look anywhere else
After some recent shifts and shake-ups, I came to the realization that I needed to further develop and add another voice to my creative repertoire. I have always been moving in tandem with music in my own way, in my own space, and doing so privately. After this past year the time was right to expand those movements into something bigger, defined, open and public. Taking on the challenge to move in my own way in different spaces has given me a new outlook on who I am, and the new world around me that I am now re-creating.
My piece is a physical representation of internal conversations and struggles. Receiving communications from one’s past and future selves, and the allowance of the present-self to be powerful in the moment.
“We cannot overstate our debt to the past, but the moment has the supreme claim.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I discovered aerial dance three years ago by showing up to a trapeze class on a whim after moving to a new town. I had no dance background and remember being surprised by the amount of strength it took to actually leave the ground and the dance style warmup that resulted in me twisting my ankle within the first week.
But, I have enjoyed each humbling moment aerial has delivered to me and believe it to be a core reason I have the strength to create my own path and lay the foundation for my two young daughters to do the same. This piece is about breaking through the image of perfection and serenity I once desired and realizing the grit and faults within me were my true beauty.
"When they buried me alive
I dug my way
Out of the ground
with palm and fist
I howled so loud
the earth rose in fear and
the dirt began to levitate
my whole life has been an uprising
one burial after another
I will find my way out of you just fine"
Band of Skulls
I started my dance and aerial journey out of a need to find an enjoyable way to keep my body moving and healthy. I stayed not only because I enjoyed the movement, but because I enjoyed the storytelling. Tonight I am telling the story of several different cages and the woman who learned to walk out of them.
A quote that inspires me is "You will hear thunder and remember me and think / she wanted storms. The rim / of the sky will be the color of hard crimson, / and your heart, as it was then, will be on fire."
Secession Studios, Greg Dombrowski
I started my aerial journey when I realized that I needed more to my creative expression than paint and paper. I was inspired by the art of dance in the air and stayed for the creative minds I had the opportunity to work with. My story is about the power of giving words, name, and shape to anxiety.
"Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainty."
Director | Producer
I'm Greyce, an actor, aerialist, movement teacher, and director with over 20 years of focused performing arts experience.
I began my aerial journey in 2012. While living in Los Angeles I had the great pleasure of training, teaching, and performing at The Choreography House under the instruction of Kelly Yvonne. In 2018, I began training and teaching low-dance trapeze at Aerial Works Castle Rock under the guidance of Rebekah Leach. I'm also thrilled to be apart of #teamtease- teaching pole and creative movement at Tease Studio Denver.
"For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream."
Vincent Van Gogh
Tease Studio Denver
The Pole Pod
"Art is not just for oneself, not just the marker of one's own understanding. It is also a map for those who follow after us."
-Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Women Who Run With the Wolves
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