So I'm sure you are all aware of the cover Jungkook and Namjoon did of Fool (if you aren't you should look it up cause it's amazing). So I am a dance Major in college and back in October I was injured. I needed surgery and that wasn't something I could avoid. So in January I had the surgery.
After I had the surgery I started PT but I couldn't do anything. I couldn't walk, I couldn't stand, I couldn't even sit down because the leg was completely useless. It was a really hard time for me; I have been dancing since I was 2 years old. Never once had I not danced for even a month, and now I wasn't going to be able to dance for at least 6 months. Since I had nothing better to do I was on the Internet all day everyday after the surgery. And spent a lot of time listen to BTS and the covers Jungkook did. Fools was playing a lot on my playlist and it was stuck in my head pretty much all day, which made me want to dance to it. At first, I was really depressed by not being able to do what I loved but then my mom came home from work one day and said as a joke "You could always roll around on the floor!" So guess what I did. I used my arms to lower myself from the bed to the floor and sat on the ground. I danced while sitting on the floor, focusing my movements in my upper body. Eventually, as I continued PT, I gain back muscle and abilities little by little. I used my arms to move around on the floor so I was no longer only sitting in one spot. After a few months I was able to put move around more freely so I added a chair to the dance (which worked out really well with the story of the dance; but I'll get to that later). I was able to lift myself into the chair and move my legs without having to have weight on them. I was now able to have movement within my whole body again! As I slowly progressed with the choreography I was also slowly progressing with my recovery; so as I got stronger the movements did too. I eventually finished the entire dance and it took up all 4 minutes of the song (I know to some that might not seem like a lot but 4 minutes in the dance world is a long time... plus this was the first piece I had ever choreographed so give me some credit). Today was the day I was finally able to perform my piece in front of an audience, and they loved it. Most of the people that were there knew I had been injured but they said the dance was perfect and fit together so well!!! (They also like how I use the chair in ways they had never seen but that is heard to explain so when I get the full video of my dance I can post it so you understand)
The story of the dance! I am a girl who is FOOLISHLY (ha! See what I did there? Sorry) in love with someone that has left them. The chair represents where that person should be. The chair is where I want them to be, it is where I am comfortable. I sit in the chair because I feel as though if I do I could feel like that person is with me again. I try to leave the chair but I always return to it. Walking away is just not something I am ready for.
So that is my dance story. I know it was really long so I'm sorry, but I really wanted to share this with someone because I'm really proud and I have no to talk to about it so Vingle came to mind. I also just wanted to thank Jungkook and Rap Monster for singing a song that made me want to find a way to dance again m, even if it was unconventional. I know they won't ever see this but I just want to put it out into the universe, the song really helped me through a difficult time so I feel like thanks are in order. THANK YOU JUNGKOOK AND NAMJOON!! SARANGHAE!! 💜💜💜