Reflections: Snapshots of Dancing Home, 1985, 2010 and 2012

  • Hopal Romans


In this chapter Romans gives a personal narrative of her journeys—physical, mental and geographical—over her dance career as a British dancer who left Britain a number of times in order to work professionally. She discusses the notion of home: from being at home in her body and in her dance technique, as well as the places where she has left the dance studio to return to in order to sleep. The choices she made to travel out of UK (her birth home) for her career have meant that home is often the place she has left behind as she rooted-down somewhere temporarily only to uproot again.


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  • Hopal Romans
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  1. 1.Independent artistLondonUK

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