The happiness of the artist

In my show called “ADN” (DNA) I wonder who I am, which one is my brand,what is genuine in me, what makes me unique. Today, two days after dancing my “ADN” in Cádiz, my homeland, but this time I wonder what is happiness for an artist. They say that happiness is a mood that takes pleasure in the possession of property. A satisfaction, a pleasure. About human happiness, Benjamin Franklin said that generally is not achieved with large windfalls, which may occur rarely, but with little things that happen everyday. Those little things and those milliseconds in which we are aware, they are there. According to Tolstoy, the secret of happiness is not always do what you want but always want what you do. Pablo Neruda tells us: Someday, anywhere you inevitably find yourself, and that, only that it may be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life.

And now I wonder: Is that the happiness of the artist? Those littlethingd?To find yourself? Always wanting what you do? The artist, like any human being also seeks and desires happiness but I feel in the depths of my being that happiness for an artist is another story, the happiness of the artist is the ecstasy that only a few are lucky enough to live in his gut when on stage believed to be in heaven, when you do not even feel yourself, you feel the energy, the strength, the light comes out of you and aligned with the universe. When it happens? That is another question, but I would say rarely or never. Today I can say that it has happened to me, I’ve lived it in my flesh, I feel full, I feel happy after the performance on Sunday at the Gran Teatro Falla in my homeland . That night stays with me, I thank life!

And finally I leave you a quote with which I identify, the Athenian historian Thucydides said: “Remember that the secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage in”

I like that way, the way of freedom. Bless you!

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