Maia

Maia

1. What is your history with dance in SL?
I first began dancing in SL Gor way back when you used to line your animations were very stiff and you would line them up along your screen and click them to change from one to another. I have been teaching Gorean dance on and off for almost 10 years now! I was dragged into mainstream by a close friend who attended the Dawn of Dance Class held by Babypea. It took me almost another year to move from mainstream dancer to choreographer and I haven’t looked back.

2. What do you enjoy the most about SL dance?
My brain tends to never shut down and for me SL dance allows me to have a release valve for my creativity. I love the challenges that both Gorean and mainstream dancing puts in front of me – to see an idea actually become a piece of art on stage is so fulfilling. And of course then there are the people, I have to say my closest friends are all involved in some aspect of the dance community.

3. What do you enjoy the least about SL dance?
I have to say the backstabbing and the politics! I have enough of that in my RL work lets try and keep it out of SL.

4. What has been your best experience in SL dance?
Meeting so many people, I have attended so many different classes on dance be it Gorean or mainstream and I still attend different classes when i have time. I am so grateful to all those people for giving up ‘their’ time to help and inspire other people.

5. Out of all the dances you have done, which is your fave?
Oh my thats a hard question – I love all my dances! I would say though that I love collaborating on dances with Ayita (naybabe). We tend to have our creative differences and shout at each other but at the end of the day we always create something we are both proud of. I have to admit she is by far the better set builder of the team though!

6. What message would you like to leave for your fans?
I do not try to dance better than anyone else.
I only try to dance better than myself.
Mikhail Baryshnikov

 

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