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Defne Erdur Eligible Member // Teacher
IDOCs » [FFTD] Do you go a little further?
In an interview David Bowie shares amazing insights for artists. Following his self-reflective words on his creative processes, he shares the following, which I find very inspiring as an artist but also as a teacher. "Never play to the gallery. ... Never work for other people in what you do. Always remember that the reason you initially started working was that there was something inside yourself that you felt that if you could manifest that in someway you would understand more about yourself and how you co-exist with the rest of the society. And I think it’s terribly dangerous for an artist to fulfil other people’s expectations. ... If you feel safe in the area you are working in, you are not working in the right area. Always go a little further into the water then you feel you are capable of being in. Go a little bit out of your depth. And when you don’t feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you’re just about in the right place to do something exciting." David Bowie @

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Tina Mantel Eligible Member // Teacher
Thank you Defne - found this so inspiring that I shared it with my group of older dancers. We are working on a piece and it's remembering that a strong desire to bring the experience and richness of older dancers to the stage, that keeps me going!

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