We’ve all been there. At one point or another, we’ve all felt pain caused by ~love~ or whatever you would like to call it. Moving on sucks. Heartache sucks. Breaking up sucks. Unrequited love sucks. All of it. Big time. And how do you exactly channel all these bottled up pain and frustrations?
A lot of people turn to the outdoors. The mountains, the ocean, or perhaps foreign cities. Some turn to movies and music. Those who drown themselves in films and songs hoping to make sense of it all. And for some few, they turn to art. They write. Endlessly. Or create sketches of lovers they’re trying so hard to forget, or paint, or take pictures, or…dance.
In this case, dance is the answer. In this beautiful, poignant routine by choreographers Phillip Chbeeb and Renee Kester, the tribulations of relationships was translated into dance—including the parts where the relationship starts to slip, and eventually, the letting go.
Dance is better seen than explained, so watch the routine yourself here:
The description to the video reads:
“Everyone will tell you it is hard to let go of pain… and it is. Since we are children we have been told to embrace the best of our experiences & disregard the worst… But what happens when the most beautiful memories from our past end up doing the most damage to our future? How do we let go? How do we move forward?
The past is comfortable
The past is familiar
The past is the prison I’m fighting to escape”