All was calm. But then the students couldn't get through the lift. They began to squabble, blaming one another. I yelled, Shut up, act like pros, get out of your heads and into your bodies. It worked, they flipped her up and over without a hitch. I returned to my usual comportment of supportive equanimity.

Excerpt from Dancer Out of Sight,
The Collected Writings of Douglas Dunn

Image credit:

Antipodes, Photo Ian Douglas, 2017

Dancers Left to Right:

Christopher Williams, Alexandra Berger, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Douglas Dunn, Paul Singh, Grazia Della-Terza, Jake Szczypek,

Jules Bakshi, Emily Pope, Timothy Ward


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