Falling Into Flight
A Memoir of Life and Dance
Falling into Flight offers insight into a life experienced through the arts: first as a young enthusiastic dancer, then as a thoughtful dance critic. After her parents die, Kaija starts psychotherapy and embarks on a journey into a past she has long suppressed to untangle the complicated relationship with her parents and uncover the mysteries of her own body. She explores the troubling world of her childhood, dominated by an unpredictable mother, as well as the magical world of dance, where the struggles of perfectionism and anxiety together wield the power to both damage and inspire.