“Being able to move is similar to having the ability to speak,” declares pole practitioner and instructor Vanda Seetoh who graced the pages of our July 2021 Dance edition in a fashion editorial and an accompanying dance film. “It’s a language I’m privileged to use and embody to communicate when no words are available in articulating a deeply dug down emotion.”
While the ability to translate dance as a tool to communicate may not be unique to the 33-year-old’s dance form, the personal tale of how this magnetic and graceful artist cultivated her “voice” is one that’s unique.
Besides the formal training at dance school – of which she attended at age 18 – her days partying in the club served to develop an acute awareness of her body and movement.
“I’m able to truly listen to my body and how it wants to move in response to any beats or music, to feel it internally, the pulsating of your heart and your breathing pattern,” she reveals.
Curious to know more about her journey? Scroll ahead for our Q&A.