A lot goes on in a dancer's mind in that particular moment when they are about to leave school and depart into the professional life. Fears, doubts, and insecurities are contrasted with great curiosity, excitement, and hopes to prove oneself and become a professional dancer. The safety of the school is left behind and with it, countless hours of work and sweat, but also wonderful moments and many friends. Departing from the theme of hope, aspiration, and the fear of the unknown, we created this work.
I would like to thank you to all of the students in Roxanne's class for their significant and beautiful contribution to the stage design, and also to Jay Gower Taylor for making it all happen. This work is dedicated to the dancers and, in particular, to the wonderful people at Arts Umbrella for continuing to provide wings to all those young artists about to take off into a promising future.