Tag Archives: collaboration

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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The Treasures of Collaboration

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”~Helen Keller The images in this post are the product of my collaboration with the multitalented photographer Nikki Carrara.  Sure, I had some movement prepared that I wanted photographed. … Continue reading

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The Courage to Experiment: Life Lessons from Dancing

“Life is trying things to see if they work.”~Ray Bradbury Heh.  Well, after my previous post, trumpeting the importance about cultivating courage to venture again and again out of our comfort zones, fast forward to today.  When I need to … Continue reading

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dream dancing on the marsh

  venturing forth a duet of movement and imagery welcoming the marsh’s artistry staggered both by sorcery and mystery now a merry band of three the musk and we once twilit scatter into dusk woven into sunset: a dream This piece was … Continue reading

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Dance: An Elixir of Hope

  Tomorrow, I am volunteering at a school to assist a group of adolescent students create a dance together.  The themes they’ve chosen involve embracing our differences and love. Some of the details of the project are still fuzzy.  And … Continue reading

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Intimacy and the Ineffable: Dance Rehearsal

I am blessed to be dancing with a wonderful community of artists.*  It took awhile to figure out what makes our creating art together so enticing, even while it can also be exhausting, terrifying, discouraging, infuriating and sad. It is … Continue reading

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How Do You Dance This Poem?

That’s what some young choreography students will be asked to answer kinesthetically in a couple of days.  A lovely dancer friend has asked if she may use my poem, “keep moving,” as the inspiration for her workshop students to create … Continue reading

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