Surprise Yourself: Life Lessons from Dancing

Surprising myself a good deal this past week and ruminating about how refreshing and, yes, scary and, absolutely, wholly essential this is. More on this soon….

Sirena Tales

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”~Andre Gide

We are in heavy duty dance performance mode now. After months and months, and in some cases years, of rehearsal, we are performing the new work in a variety of venues–from the stage to the sidewalk.

Of course, this means both that we have practiced the movement countless times and that we need to continue to find ways to keep each performance of it fresh. To strike the balance between being very well rehearsed and also wholly in the moment of “live” performance.

Our choreographer-director reminded us at Sunday’s rehearsal that we have to persist in digging more deeply–within ourselves and among each other–to avoid complacency. How to do that?

There are the obvious, outward triggers, that will keep us on our toes, like performing in different venues and dancing in…

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