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Dancing Through Uncertainty 用舞蹈渡過浮動時期


Keeping in touch when we can’t touch


For the past month, I have been hoping each week that I’ll have something other than the Coronavirus to write about in my newsletter. At first, it seemed like something we were only dealing with in Asia, but now, there’s no denying the entire world is feeling the effects of having our daily routines disrupted, travel limited, and the pain of being separated from people we love.


I have felt so incredibly lucky to be in Taiwan during this time. I’m impressed by the willingness of people to help one another and be considerate of one another’s health and safety. Still, it’s difficult. With constant news updates it’s often hard to know who is taking matters too leniently or too seriously, and it seems everyone has an opinion and reacts strongly to the opinions of others. How easy it is to become paralyzed by fear, irritation or apathy when there is a nonstop stream of collective stress.


I want to try to focus on what my part can be to continue to take care of my own wellbeing and to contribute in a positive way to a tough situation. I want to let you know I understand just how important things like dance, fitness, and community are to keeping one’s spirits high. I’m here, ready to connect. I need it too.


As long as we are permitted to teach in Taiwan following the guidelines set out for my own and my students’ safety, and so long as there is interest in attending classes, I’ll try my best to hold classes. For those of you who wish to stay home or are around the world in places currently locked down, I want to stay connected to you and bring any bit of joy, dance, or relief I can. I’m looking into being able to live stream classes so that we could still have class together while you are home ( stay tuned!).


In the meantime, whether you are stuck at home or not, I’ll be trying to film my weekly videos to songs you request. If working out at home is something you struggle with, being motivated by your favorite songs might just get you moving and at least bring a smile to your face.


The song in the video I’m posting today was a request from someone I’ve never met who is from Israel. I want to thank her for reaching out with her suggestion, and encourage you to send your own requests by replying to this message, contacting me through social media or emailing me at katiemovestaipei@gmail.com .


Sending lots of love, positivity, and home dance party vibes to you!

Keep moving! xx, Katie



即使無法接觸仍要保持聯繫

自從上個月開始,我希望每周在電子報中都可以寫一些新冠病毒以外的主題。在疫情的初期,感覺起來這是我們居住在亞洲所面臨的困境,但是現在,無可否認的整個世界都受到了影響:被打亂的日常生活都、旅行的限制、以及與所愛的人分開的痛苦。


在這個非常時期,身在台灣的我感到十分的幸運,看到大家為了彼此的健康與安全,如此地同心、互助,真的讓我印象深刻。然而,這過程還是很不容易的。隨著不間斷的新聞快訊,真的很難知道面對現在的情況誰太寬容、誰太嚴厲。大家都有自己的看法,面對他人的行為與想法也有許多強烈的反應。面對無止息、各種壓力的累積,現在的我們真的極度容易被恐懼麻痺、激怒或是無感以對。我想要試著專注照顧好自己的身心,試著在現今共體時艱的景況下做一些正面的貢獻。我想要讓你們知道,我了解為了維持我們心靈的健康,舞蹈、健身和社群是多麼的重要。我在這裡,準備好要和你們互動。因為,我也需要它們。


只要在台灣還是能繼續教課,我們會持續遵循規定來維持我自己與學生們的健康與安全,只要還是有同學想參加課程,我會盡我所能地繼續開課。而對其他想待在家的同學,或是身處在其他國家現在不能出門朋友們,我希望能和你們繼續保持聯繫並設法傳達些喜樂、舞蹈、或是慰藉到你們的生活中。我們現在也在研究如何線上直播課程,讓在家的你也能一起上課唷(敬請期待!)


在這同時,不管你是否困在家裡不能出門,我會嘗試讓大家點播每周的舞蹈影片。如果在家運動對你來說有些挑戰,也許配上你最喜歡的歌曲能鼓勵你與我一同起身舞動,或至少在這個陰暗的時期帶給你一抹陽光。


我今天 po 的這支舞蹈影片是來自以色列的點播,雖然我不認識她,但是我想要謝謝她主動和我聯繫,告訴我她很喜歡這首歌。所以在這裡鼓勵大家可以點播你喜歡的歌曲,不論是在下方留言或是回信至 katiemovestaipei@gmail.com


傳給你滿滿的愛、正能量以及舞蹈派對的氛圍!



繼續前進!

愛你的 Katie


( Anna Liang 譯 )


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