Barbados Dance Project
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The Barbadian Dream

The Barbadian Dream is a series of thoughts by some of the participants of Barbados Dance Project as Barbados celebrates it's 50 years of independence. 


Dance is everything to me.  At two years old I told my mother I was going to be a ballerina and I’ve never looked back.  There is something so inexplicably gratifying about the freedom of movement in space and time.  The fragility and perishability of the art form is what makes dance so satisfying to not only do, but to watch as well.  It is constantly evolving and there is no room to get complacent. 

Dance challenges me physically, emotionally, artistically every time I walk into a class or rehearsal.  The Barbados Dance Project has given me the opportunity to continue to grow as an artist here in Barbados after moving from New York.  I’m at a very different point in my life than most of the other company members, but I think we all have similar hopes for where this could be in five years. 

I am so honored to have the opportunity to perform in BDP’s first international touring invitation and my dreams for this company are to one day have a season of dance in Barbados as well as an international touring schedule.  

                                                                                                 -Stefanie Takei-Taylor