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Dancers are so matter-of-fact about pain. Whim W’Him’s Lara Seefeldt says they take hurting “as a given,” while Kyle Matthew Johnson, speaking more personally, notes that, “For most shows I’m dealing with some injury or pain, dealing with it and embracing that it’s going to be part of the process.” Tory Peil finds practical ways to cope with pain when it occurs, but says, with a bit of a rueful laugh, “I don’t think about it much—I guess I don’t want to deal with the implications.”