What a mind-blowing and uncertain time, right? Like you, I have plenty of mixed emotions that span being scared, inquisitive, impatient, and angry. We all, in our own way, are striving to find some sense of normalcy and balance within this madness.
Lately, I’ve been talking with you about acceptance. We may not feel like we have the answers, but we do know this may be a preview to what could be our new normal.
How can we deal with the unknown for the days and weeks to come as we face a collective trauma.? In my book: ‘Dance Because You Can’ I outline a 5 Step formula that transforms any obstacle into a benefit.
In addition to ‘Dance Because you Can’, in 2016-2017 we filmed a full- length documentary movie that chronicles my return to the dance performance stage with my professional dance company The Victory Dance Project. For me, the source of the film is hope and possibility.
‘The movie: ‘Amys’ VictoryDance’ is an official selection of The Reel Abilities Film Festival. The premiere was originally scheduled live in New York City on Sunday, April 5. For obvious reasons, the live event has been canceled.
In the true spirit of overcoming obstacles, and since we can’t watch the movie debut in person The Reel Abilities Film Festival has gone virtual. , We are very excited that the premiere is now available from the comfort of our own home! A virtual premiere of ‘Amy’s Victory Dance’ will air on Sunday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. EST.
Why am I sharing this information? The documentary is meant to inspire and stimulate possibilities around managing trauma. The story exemplifies creating the promise of a silver lining from within a tragic situation in a funny and entertaining way.
Please accept this as a personal invitation to join the screening from your home. Tickets are just $5 and available here: https://reelabilities.org/newyork/film/amys-victory-dance/
There is a collective trauma in our daily lives right now due to coronavirus. Brian, myself and the production team hope the documentary can be a source of hope, relief, and fun.
Following the premiere will be a Q&A segment via zoom with director Brian Thomas and Amy Jordan. Brian, an Emmy nominee, and an Award-Winning director has choreographed and worked with Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Jamie Foxx, Pink, Liza Minnelli, Paula Abdul, Missy Elliot, and Chita Rivera among many others.
Look forward to sharing this moment with you all. Together we WILL get through this moment in time.