Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Dancer Tag: Damigio Esbach

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Bonjour vous les gens épiques

It's a new week with a whole new set of probabilities & awesome paths your life can take.
Let's kickit off with #WednesdayWisdom

See the reason that I do these Tags, is to show you that: 
"Anything is possible if you've got enough Nerve." ~JK Rowling. 

Ms. Rowling, Steve Jobs, Ricard Branson, Oprah, Ellen Degeneres, Nelson Mandela, Gandhi, Steven Spielberg, Trevor Noah and the list goes on and on. What do they all have in common?

They are YOU!

Yes, they started out just like you, regular, human, with regular families, regular friends, regular skills. But they Dreamed, oh boy did they ever Dream. More importantly, they put in the hard work, the maximum effort & that is truly how they ended up where they are today. You don't need 7 secrets, 20 techniques or an all weekend program to be successful. You need only realize that EVERYONE who ever accomplished anything started exactly where you will start. Once you do, all that anxiety & doubt will disappear, in its place, a beautiful and powerful Magic will start to grow.

The Magic of YOU!

So I beseech you, start to Dream again, start to Believe in You because I already do. I have faith that all of you can & will accomplish incredible and insurmountable feats. Your dream is still there, I promise you it's still there. Reach out and Soar with it.

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So let me introduce you to a dancer I recall from the days when my sister use to dance. As with how all these tags start, we connected via social media and I expressed my interest in wanting to do a Dancer Tag. He's a brilliant dancer and his answers are as unique as his name. ;-)

"Let the world tremble as it senses all that you are about to accomplish"

I am Damigio Esbach. Welcome to my world.
Defining the thoughts of the eccentric intellectual artistry.​
I am an individualist with a passion for;
- Dance
-​ Fashion
- ​Martial Arts
- Creative Arts
- Presenting
- ​Script writing

I find beauty in the dark arts and make sure to emote through sadistic words of wisdom, adding philosophy to everything that I do. ​​Life is never a bore when we see beyond...A subjective mindset. "To find yourself, Think for yourself - Be yourself."

Dancing from the age of 11 has brought me happiness, love and pleasure and given me the opportunity to meet and share the stage with many famous celebrities and amazing artists.

Dancer Tag:

When did you start dancing? 
  • At the age of 11. 
What are your favorite styles of dance? 
  • Contemporary hip hop :D 
What are your least favorite styles of dance? 
  • Honestly dance is life, whether it be hip hop to Pasa Doble, I enjoy any communion where my body movements meet music. 
Are you a competitive dancer? 
  • Not necessarily, Dance is one of the aspects that has become therapy to my well being so fortunately for me, the only person that I do compete with is the dancer that I was yesterday. 
What is one dance flaw that you have that you would change? 
  • I am not able to dance in Jeans! Haha I wish I could be as free in them as normal people. 
What is your favorite dance step? 
  • I love to Tutt and I also love locking my body. 

What do you want to improve on? 
  • I would love to improve on through dance genres and learn so much more – I was not privileged enough to go for any sort of professional training so I believe there is so much more dance education that is calling my name. 
What is your favorite dance wear brand? 
  • Most of the time we design and create our own dance outfits but I do love Puma and Nike clothes when I dance. Not for the name, I love the style. 

What styles of dance do you currently do? 
  • I do Hip hop, hip cop contemporary, Bollywood, Bollywood contemporary, Tutting, freestyle and then I have my own “style” in every genre that I do. 
  • Watch this dance rehearsal video of Damigio way back when

What dance studio do you go to? 

  • I don’t unfortunately and I’ve never been part of an actual studio. Passion lives right here in my heart for dance.

What is your favorite dance memory?

  • Opening up for Jay Sean in 2010 and having bouncers escort me to the car cause I had so many people wanting to take pictures with me! I felt famous haha!

What dancer do you look up to?

What style of dance do you find the most difficult? 

  • Traditional Indian dance and Ballet. – since I have knee injuries haha.

Damigio is part of Sitaare Dance Academy
SK Boutique

Why do you love dance? 
I suffer, or should I say, suffered from Chronic depression. Dance and God became my best friend and my savior. Being able to feel every beat and lyric in a song and matching it with a movement in my body became therapeutic and the fact that I get to break free from societal grounds when the stage lights comes on allows me to tap into my “inner self” which honestly, feels like one of my greatest blessings. Dancing not only relieves me but makes me feel more grateful and closer to the almighty.

InsPire US

1. What is the best advice you were ever given? 

  • Randal from Idols told me (When I went onto SA’s got talent) – that I should dance solo because I would go far and one of my “Fans” once said, I should always take myself with me on stage because that is the best part of the performance. That was a compliment but also reminded me to always take a piece of me in everything I do, from concepts to choreography. (In a way it was advice)

2. What has been your biggest achievement so far? 

  • Performing with famous Zee TV actors and international Artists and my biggest achievement was when I was told by someone “You give me goosebumps and it is a pleasure to watch you dance” – the fact that they felt what I felt when I dance, there could be no greater satisfaction.

3. Music uplifts our mood, What is your go-to song when you need a pick me up? 

4. Complete the sentence, Happiness is… eating food after a good dance session.

5. Life can be stressful, what are your top 3 things to unwind? 

  • Dance, Pray and praise my good lord and chill with my animals.

6. What is your favorite inspirational quote? 

  • “I ain’t for everybody.. and I Ain’t trying to be” 
  • and also “ It’s not my revolution if I can’t dance to it” (I have this tattooed)

7. If there was just one nugget of wisdom you could share, what would that be? 
Always, always, no matter what, embrace your inner fire and create your own self. 
To find yourself, Think for yourself. – Once you understand the significance of this – you will learn to cherish who you are!

Damigio is Currently working on:

“This love is hard” – a dance performance (Choreographed by me) to create awareness for Drug addiction and domestic violence through dance.

In the performance, I am the Addiction and I am the abusive partner but my focus is dedicated to what an actual drug addict would go through, trying to let go of their addiction and what a lady would go through while trying to fight the love she has for a man who has no respect and integrity to value another.

Quick Fire (choose one)

Barefoot or dance shoes?

Tights or no tights? 
No tights please!

Classic or Modern? 

Antique or brand new clothes? 

Books or movies? 
Books definitely – I love reading!

Sky dive or bungee jump? 
Can I do both please?

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  1. a very inspiring tag to read , damigio is an awesome soul ...

  2. Really inspiring. . Well done!!! And absolutely multi talented..

  3. WOW! What an amazing post❤️. I was glued from the beginning to the end. I loooove tutting too and Blake McGrath ��! This is going to inspire so many Damigio. Alfie omg did you create that pic at the end? It looks so cool! hehe i want one like that.

  4. That's amazing!! Great post! Awesome dancing! Love this! It's always a pleasure to read about someone so passionate about what they do. It really looks like Damigio is from a dance studio! Great dance moves and fluidity

  5. I cant wait to see your choreographed piece, when is it coming out? and what happened on SA’s got talent btw?

  6. OMG wow sunshine it is here and finally done I am so proud of you and all your dreams and wishes

  7. He is quite the dancer! I loved reading the interview, too!

  8. Very inspiring interview! I can say that I can relate to him on so many levels. I am a dancer and God has used it to save me a couple of times. I love his outlook on life and how he isn't afraid to just be himself.
    I will for sure be following him. :)

    Virtuous Mama

  9. Love this interview! He is inspiring and will go far in life!

    Sincerely Miss J

  10. EPIC & brilliantly inspiring interview! I have so many dancer friends on campus that will truly enjoy your answers Damigio hahaha i totally enjoyed watched that video of you dance, plus you can hear all the girls cheering you on mate. My FAV FAV part has got to be your One nugget of wisdom, >>> "Always, always, no matter what, embrace your inner fire and create your own self.
    To find yourself, Think for yourself. – Once you understand the significance of this – you will learn to cherish who you are!" <<<<

  11. How beautiful these words are, to find yourself, think for yourself! What an amazing guy, a dancer, and a reader. Using dance to overcome depression is epic.

  12. what a great read, and the video was amazing! I have always been a terrible dancer, but it is so much fun. My daughter wants me to put her in dance class, so I think when enrollment starts in August we will do that.

  13. Great interview! I love all forms of dance and wish I could do what you do! I basically dance in the shower or when I clean LOL! Thanks for the advice to be myself. I always do :D

    Ivelisse | CarnationDreams.com

  14. Wow! And he says he is not a professional he is amazing, he can twerk, tut and pop and lock what is not to love? I dance but for fun, although I used to do musical theatre as a kid x

  15. I love the message of this post - especially the bit about the dance to spread awareness in cases of DV/addiction. The video was great, too - he's got moves!

  16. The video was great! The only dancing I do is in private at my house with my kids lol

  17. Congrats on your 200,000 page views! I love the message of your post. Sometimes you do have to just believe and take a chance.

  18. Diplo – Revolution is my beat :-) Awesome post. Damigio has inspired me to enrol in hip hop classes. I wanna look that hot dancing too

    You didnt ask an important question tho.

    Is he single lol?

  19. I wish I was creative in the arts, but I am not at all. I pretend I can dance, but.... NOPE! hahahahaha! I give Damigio lots of credit!

  20. Great post! My favorite style of dance (from my younger days) was African Jazz dance. I studied under an amazing talent Willie Leonar. Loved him and loved the dance!
    Thanks for writing an inspiring post!

  21. Love it! I believe in me, I had to struggle to remove things I was doing that wasn't positive but I have and am so happy!

  22. Bollywood is such a cool style of dancing. I used to search for music videos on youtube. I always loved the music.

  23. What a fun post .. and the video was wonderful! I
    I've always been a terrible dancer .. but it's so much fun. My friend has waited me to go to Zumba class with her and I'm thinking "why not?"

  24. I am not familiar with him but I love how passionate he is about dancing. I really admire dancers and their ability to interpret songs and more through their dance moves!

  25. He sure sounds like a delightful dancer! I can't believe he's been dancing since he was 11, that's really awesome! He's very talented.

  26. Explore you talent more in honoring Him and you will go places. Trust yourself and trust Him.

  27. this is awesome! I am so not coordinated, but thankfully I never had any desire to go into dance. My cousin however competed in Ballroom dancing, which is so pretty - of course different than what you are highlighting at the moment. I am just at awe at anyone with a talent in any aspect of this sport, blessings!

  28. You are so right, everyone who has accomplished great things started at the beginning like everyone of us. They dreamed and they put hard work into their dreams and pushed and pushed until they got where they are today. We can all do that if we so choose. Damigio is dreaming and putting in the work and he will go far!

  29. Thanks for the interview with the dancer. It's always nice to learn more about inspiring artists out there in the world.

  30. I am a firm believer, you have to believe in yourself or no one else will, great read!

  31. Its very nice to read about someone who has succeded but still believes in God, and keeps dreaming. He does inspired me to keep pursuing my dreams. Thanks so much, i had a lot of fun reading and watching the video too!

  32. Using dance to overcome depression is truly amazing! Being able to use your passion to overcome those obstacles! such an inspiring post!


  33. another great interview. the moves of this guy is great you can really see the passion on the way he move and just be inspired

  34. Great interview! Super moving and inspiring.


  35. Great interview and very inspiring post! You've asked some nice questions and conducted it so well! He seems very talented!

  36. This is an awesome video! I love watching people dance. It releases so much stress.

  37. I used to dance back in HS and miss it! This brings back memories and motivated me to dance more :) Thanks for featuring him. Definitely a hard worker and great dancer!

  38. Passion, drive and hard work will get us anywhere we want to be. It reminds me that I need to believe in myself and keep moving forward. No one else will do it for me. Love that Damigio's passion for dance is still with him today! Love what you do and do what you love!

  39. I agree with Damigio that dance is a great way to deal with depression as it causes you to focus on your body and what it can do.

  40. I understand they started with nothing but in this generation, it's really hard to become entrepreneurs. It's hard to imagine the unimaginable when we have access to so many resources

  41. I've never heard of the dance move 'tutt' before. What's involved?

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  43. It's interesting to know that he managed to cure his depression through following his passion, dancing. That says how powerful the mind is!

  44. A really great niterview and an interesting read. To be able to express yor self in movement is amazing, especially for someone who was never able to attend and sef taught is amazing. Out of curiosity what is Tutt, is that an Asian influence?

  45. I loved the Q&A with Damigio! It's always so fun to get a sneak-peak into the mind of such talented people!

  46. We all have great chances of changing the world. All greatness starts with humble beginnings.

  47. Damigio sounds like a cool guy. This is such an interesting and inspiring article. Thanks for sharing this!

  48. I've never heard of him but I do like the beat of his music. Thanks for sharing!

  49. Very inspiring post! Believing in ourselves is very important. I loved Damigio's interview, too. It's always very interesting to meet an artist, especially a dancer.

  50. Interesting and Fantastic! Keep it up. You are so talented. I know your parents are so proud of you.

  51. This is an interesting post. I used to dance before too which is why I can relate to him when he shared that dance is all around us. It really is.

  52. It is inspiring thinking that Oprah started out as a "normal" person! I think it's great that you are so focused on your ambitions :)

  53. Well done to an amazing soul and dancer and brother... You have always lit up that stage from the very first time I seen you dance... You have been an inspiration to us all that know you we love you and extremely proud of you and all your achievements this article is really a true reflection of who you are...so glad you are here now you deserve it Well done brother.. From Kevi

  54. What a great interview! Such a positive soul he is! I'm sure he inspires many!

  55. Wow what a great read, very talented! I love that quote from J.K Rowling, it's so inspiring and true!

  56. this was an interesting read. I love dancing and after this post i really need to learn some form and rediscover myself. cheers and thanks

  57. Love the interview, especially the answer to question 7. Very nice read. I think we should all dance, whether we're good at it or not..just do it.

  58. awesome interview, very inspiring. I love watching other people dance, I am not good at it, but I can surely appreciate other people's talent in that art form. Blessings!

  59. Such an inspiring interview!! I love dance & used to learn jazz when I was younger.