The Cultural & intellectual experience: The performance developed a understanding of my own culture/life because my family was far from rich and there were times we had to make sacrifices to continue to function. I can say it taught me how to make the best of the cards that you have been dealt. Before the performance I was clueless about the subject matter. The performance enhanced my views on appreciating your blessings. You do not have to look far for your blessings they are all around you. Always remind yourself when you are in a bad place that their is someone out there who's struggle is much worse than yours, so remain humble. I feel the subject can relate to my life in the sense that I know my social class and my perspective on the world is very different than most people at UF.
The Emotional Experience: The play gave me a chance for "katharsis" by showing the importance of music and dance in general, as a way of life. Many people now a days do not just use music to just listen but to express our feelings and also to find ways of relating to our feelings. This allows subjects a way to cope with their problems. To some, music is a way of life; eat, sleep, and use music as therapy.