Today I want to take a moment to acknowledge the amazing reactions I have already been getting about my upcoming Ballet Folklorico documentary.
From the beginning, there was plenty of passion driving me to move forward with this project. As an independent artist, a director, and storyteller, I knew this was a wonderful story that needed to be shared. I also had a strong emotional connection because of my family’s ties to Ballet Folklorico. But I wasn’t completely certain if everyone else would feel the same way.
Of course, I had to tell my family first. When I shared the news of my plan with them, they were all thrilled, to say the least. I believe, “I just got chills,” was among the most common responses! There were also a few tears of joy. Everyone stepped up to let me know they were “at the ready” to help in any way they could. Getting the thumbs up from my family made me even more confident about the project as I got ready to make an official announcement to the world.
When news of the documentary hit social media, I was honestly blown away by what I saw! The amount of positive feedback and gratitude I received was astonishing to me. As friends and family began sharing my announcement, people I had never met reached out to express their support for the project. I began receiving private messages and friend requests, which led to great conversations with wonderful people and lots of new connections. More and more comments appeared as people began sharing memories, expressing gratitude, and offering to be of assistance.
“Aww, I love this! Yes! Let’s do this!”
“Amazing!! This is a great story to tell! Count me in!”
“This is exciting and glad it’s being done!”
“Can’t wait to see the come to life!”
“This is incredible! How wonderful to document OLS Folklorico!”
“This is exciting! Looking forward to the process and end product!”
“I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to make a documentary on OLS Ballet Folklorico!”
And this has all come just within the first week of my announcing this project!
I truly appreciate everyone who has taken the time to comment or reach out to me about this. I am also extremely grateful to everyone who has contributed to the funding of this documentary so far. Thank you for your support, thank you for sharing, and thank you for your words of encouragement!
Right from the start I knew this project was important to me and I knew it would mean a lot to my family. But I had no idea how important this would be to so many others. I’m not even in Texas yet and I can already feel the excitement buzzing! I am humbled and encouraged by everything I’ve experienced in this short amount of time. It has made this project even more significant to me… and I didn’t think that was possible.
Click here to learn more about my Ballet Folklorico documentary project and find out how you can help with the production!