Artistic Director Interview: Holly Logan
Why is dancing professionally such an important part of your life?
I think it is important to stand up for what fulfills you, and that is what dance does for me. It's important to make it my career because it not only matters to me, but it matters to our society.
How do you like to define yourself as a woman?
I like to think of myself as confident and fun loving, but I cannot ignore my self-conscience anxiety ridden side.
Name a moment when you most felt like a woman & why?
About a year after I moved to Seattle I took over a friend’s studio apartment in Queen Anne. I loved this apartment! I was on my own, in walking distance to everything I wanted to do, I paid my own bills, and did things when I wanted. It was the first time I felt independent and I think that made me feel very womanly.
Name a moment when you least felt like a woman & why?
I would have to say it was then entire year of my 23rd year. The year after college was very difficult, I felt like I needed to be successful right of the bat, I didn't really know who I was or what I wanted. I was very confused and often just went with the flow of things. I also was not confident in my self-image, and was very hard on myself. I think that year I felt least like a woman and more like a child.
Why is it important that women create art?
Women have a unique perspective on art, we see the world in a different way. Women are often encouraged to keep quiet, and making art is anything but that! It is important for women to make art to not only bring awareness to serious issues that face our gender, but also to encourage other women around them to be confident, to speak up, and most of all to let them know they are not alone.
What has been the most relatable moment from the concert for you?
The piece Je Suis Une Femme. When creating this piece I wanted it to be a cursory look into a woman's thoughts, and every time I watch it I see so many moments that are in my everyday life. It's very comforting.
Why do you think all types of people should go see Femme?
Femme may be a show based on a woman's perspective of the world, but it handles issues that woman face in our society every day, and if we are going to change these issues, change the way we think, it has to be all peoples. I also believe the issues brought about in this show can affect more than just women.