"I love dance. I love that I have found something that makes me, me! The studio is my second home, my peers are my second family, and dance is like a second pair of lungs, set in my chest allowing me to breathe. I wouldn't be who I am without dance. I couldn't imagine a day where I ask myself "When did I get that bruise?" or "I swear I had a hundred bobby pins yesterday". I love performing, after working so hard. I love when I show myself that I can do things I didn't think I was capable of doing!"
"Dance is like poetry. Many people are uncomfortable with it. They feel like they can't enjoy it because they don't understand it. As a leading private funder of the arts in New Jersey, Dodge believes in the arts' ability to offer us emotion and insight, enhancing our individual and collective lives. Dance is no exception."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.