[Through dance], I’ve learned I can cry (laughs). Before I got into dance, I wasn’t a very emotional person. I mean, I’m still not a very expressive emotional person. But there was no emotion whatsoever coming from the background I do. You really couldn’t show any of that.
But dance showed me that I actually had more emotions than just anger. I knew there was sadness and happiness there, but I’ve found out that I can actually shed a tear on stage and it actually become a part of what I’m doing.
You have to know how to get in touch with those other things, other parts of yourself. There’s a reason why creative people are the way they are. They are in touch with something that is way deeper than what you see on the outside. The sooner you get into that, the more you understand that everything just flows out of you.
[Dance] has showed me that masculinity isn’t really a man thing, masculinity is an attitude. It is a presentation. Yeah, dance is showy. But at the end of the day, if you go on stage being masculine–the man that you are–you command the space, and it is a totally different feeling. Masculinity is not being afraid to be vulnerable and let the audience in