Category Archives: Dance

Your Shimmering Treasures

What a rocky start to the week.  Very sad family news one day followed by a day of heightened anxiety about a distressing local emergency.  Both mornings, I sat with my head in my hands, stopped in my tracks. I … Continue reading

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Showing Up: Life Lessons from Dancing

Originally posted on Mermaid and the Marsh:
To show up is to be present, and open.  And ultimately, it is to be vulnerable. I’ve been thinking a lot about showing up lately, as I am back at it with a…

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So, You Used To Be A Dancer? Life Lessons From Dancing (Reprise)

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
? “Ask [yourself] what makes you come alive and go do it.  Because what the world needs are people who have come alive.”~~Howard Thurman Folks keep coming across my path, voicing their passions along with…

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Mess: Life Lessons from Dancing

Brainstorming with a young dancer pal for an upcoming performance provided unexpected treasure recently.  As the organizer of the event, I’ve created some plans and parameters for the work, which has structure and is also to be largely improvised. Some … Continue reading

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Surprise Yourself: Life Lessons from Dancing

Originally posted on 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,…

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Lighten Up and PLAY

“play”–to engage in an activity for enjoyment…have fun, relax, frolic… In my new dance solo, I am exploring the power of being playful.  As I share with the audience in patter between sections, it’s taken me a long, long time … Continue reading

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Personal Legend: Life Lessons from Dancing (Encore)*

“A Personal Legend is the reason you are here…You can fill your hours and days with things that are meaningless. But you know you have a reason to be here….It is the only thing that gives you enthusiasm….”~Paulo Coelho These … Continue reading

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