Welcome to the World of Barry & Joan

I met Barry and Joan when I was just 20 years old, and about to make some big decisions for where I wanted my life to go. I was intellectually transformed by them. They spent many hours in the Sands Film Studio in London with me, teaching me dance routines and the physical techniques of the Music Hall era. I was enamored with them. In love with the process of being in a room with two people who were completely and utterly sure of who they were and what they had offered in this world and in their time.

They had such clear identities, and supported each other in such a beautiful way that I couldn’t imagine them with anyone else or doing anything else. I wanted to be perceived that way, and to have a relationship like that someday. I think many of us do...but perhaps we don’t know it’s possible?

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