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– One of the processes of your life is to constantly break down that inferiority, to constantly reaffirm that I Am Somebody.

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– We still spend more time chasing funds than we do in the studio in creative work.

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– There was still no likelihood that we could make a living from dance. We were doing it because we loved it… We realized how full we felt; we were surrounded by music and dancing and joy.

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– To be who you are and become what you are capable of is the only goal worth living.

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– Dance is for everybody. I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people.

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Akua Noni Parker and Jamar Roberts, photo by Andrew Eccles

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