Artistories on KXCI – May 27, 2019
Reness Nasca and Amy Faulk – Leaps for Lives Dance Company
In this episode of Artistories, we interview Amy and Reness. Reness is founder, director, choreographer and dancer and Amy is secretary, choreographer and dancer at Leaps for Lives. Leaps for Lives has as a mission of raising funding and awareness for Southern Arizona pet rescue and pediatric cancer organizations through dance productions. Reness tells us about her introduction to dance; discovering, at fourteen, a world of passion, but also a truly damaging side of mainstream dance culture when she was cut from the dance program because of her body. Reness bravely shares some painful memories of diet culture assault, but also her inspirational journey towards fostering an inclusive dance company that kept going even when everything else fell apart upon receiving her newborn’s extremely rare diagnosis of Langerhans cell histiocytosis. Amy talks about her own obstacles in her quest for dance, the strength she draws from being part of something bigger than any one individual, and finding community with Leaps for Lives.