Sara was born and raised on the east coast of Canada, and has fallen in love with Vancouver Island after moving to Victoria in 2012. She began dancing at a young age, and after taking a short break to pursue a career in Interior Design, her passion was reignited after moving to the island and taking classes in contemporary, hiphop, and jazz at Raino Dance.Sara started dancing with Broken Rhythms in 2017, performing in a collaborative show with Convergence Contemporary Ballet Company, in the show ‘Thyself’, LashBash and ‘SEVEN’.When she isn’t dancing, you can find Sara working in the design studio, painting, spending time near the ocean, or hiking in the forest.
Internal Rhythms, Inspired by a night at the symphony while watching the musicians play and visualising the notes dancing, these four works examine parallels between creative blocks, conception, burn out, and inspiration. Internal Rhythms celebrates dancing to the beat of our own drum and the unifying language of music and creative motivation.
We asked Sara, what inspires you to dance?
I dance because it gives me the opportunity to express emotions without using words. It helps me feel grounded and powerful, and I love that it creates connections between myself and the other dancers, as well as the audience.
Which work do you connect to the most?
I love dancing the second piece in this show – which we have nicknamed ‘ba-ba-da-ba-ba-da’. The intention is to embody the music, to be a physical music note running free. It’s fun to imagine all the dancers on stage as little music notes creating a piece of music.
If you were a musical instrument, which musical instrument would you be and why?
If I were a musical instrument I would be a Ukulele, because I am small and whimsical. Ukuleles get to travel all over and entertain people with cute and funny songs, which would make me very happy.
Dates for Internal Rhythms
Location: Metro Theatre (1411 Quadra Street)
Tickets: $28 at Ticket Rocket