Cover Photo: A colorful illustration of women in white leotards, dancing around a kitchen and holding a cup or spoon.
Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult

Right Now I Will Jump to That Spot Over There

Christina Bartson on improvisation, shutting out fear, and trusting her movement during the pandemic.

Here & Now,

They are soaring through the air five feet above the floor, kicking their legs so high they brush their cheekbones with their shins. Plus, they are all really hot.


right now I will jump to that spot over there

right now I will jump to that spot over there

On Dexterity and Its Development

Christina D. Bartson is a writer and filmmaker. She grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her work is published in Ms., BOMB, The Rumpus, Bayou Magazine, International Journal of Health and Media Research, Antigonish Review, and more. She is a graduate of Emerson College.