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“Somehow writing has always seemed to me to have an element of performance.”

said Joan Didion to The Believer’s Sheila Heti.

I appreciate the sentiment! (and it is a great interview for Didion fans–I was pleased to know she originally wanted to be an oceanographer when she was young.)

 

 

Written by Candice Thompson

After more than a decade in Brooklyn, Candice Thompson is now an Atlanta-based artist and writer. Prior to dancing with the Milwaukee Ballet Company and ad hoc Ballet, she trained with Kee Juan Han at the School of Ballet Arizona and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She founded LOLAstretch Dancewear in 2000 and has designed costumes for a variety of theater and dance companies across the country. She recently received a masters degree in Literary Nonfiction from Columbia University’s Creative Writing Program and more of her dance writing can be found in the pages of Dance Magazine, Pointe, and Dance Teacher.