Jim Kent

What is essential work? Official definitions change every few days and differently in different places. But beyond the basic physical requirements for sustenance and rudimentary health, some needs—like art; love in its widest meanings of connection with others; a sense of play—are primal, necessary to the sustaining of human culture and life worth living. For lovers of dance, whether watchers or doers, casually or professionally, it is essential for dance to be part of our lives.