Underdog perspective

Visiting a work place, in this case a repertory dance company, as a student

Still in school, visiting for two weeks as a trainee, I experienced a repertory dance company- from the inside. I saw grown-ups who behaved as if this dream of mine (at the time) was just an ordinary day in life. I heard heavy sighs and saw exchanged glances that gossiped of internal understandings; exchanging thoughts only they knew and understood.

This study of the social structure of a repertory dance company only supported my idea of them as other-worldly and above me. Watching them, their extreme physicality and their urbane ways in the studio, I realised that my understanding of this company was from an underdog perspective- just the way I wanted it to be.