Members of Penn State ballet club Volé discuss the pain of performance as their tech week persists.
toenails falling off
Jennifer Volz said she's anxious every time she laces up her pointe shoes.
“Instead of thinking ‘Oh, this is going to
hurt tomorrow,’ I think ‘The more I do this
now, the more I push, the better I’ll be.’
are making me stronger.”
“It can be so beautiful, because when
it’s perfected it’s rare.” -Wawrzynski
“I never really thought about why I put up
with this pain, but I do. When you’re on
stage and you have a connection with
being up there...you’re telling a story.” —Volz
All photos/videos are of Volé members, taken with their permission.
Music — "Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust" by Sigur Rós