They express their emotions through dance. And right now the dominant emotion is frustration. Dressed in black, at a regulatory distance, in music or in silence, professionals and amateurs dance in the squares of Toulouse, Le Havre or Caen in macabre choreographies to symbolize their suffering.
“I miss dancing and also miss the girlfriends with whom I do it. It’s really a moment of sharing. And finally dance has an individual sport side but also a team sport”, explains Camille Lanciau, a dancer for three years.
But with the second confinement, the collective no longer exists. To make up for the closing of the rooms, the lessons are done on the internet. All together, but from a distance, the students reproduce the gestures of their teachers through interposed screens. This replacement option does not appeal to everyone, however.
“Not all have the will to be in front of the computer during our lessons and I understand that completely. Yes, it’s harder than the first confinement. And then, we experienced that so we did not no longer want to. I’m a little wondering. If this lasts too long, will I be a dance teacher all my life? “, wonders Rachel Ladjadj who teaches dance. Teacher, students, amateurs or professionals, all are waiting for a reopening in December.