Tag Archives: Creative Process

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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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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Embracing The Unfamiliar: Life Lessons From Dancing

“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”~André Gide So, we hinge over from our waists, turning on one deeply bent leg, and spiral our torsos fully around as … Continue reading

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Still Dancing

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
In Dani Shapiro’s marvelous “Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life,” she shares a classic anecdote in an artist’s life.  Her friend, who is a notable sculptor, is asked at a dinner…

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Bliss Is Our Compass

Taking stock of a summer of creative projects so that I can determine how to move forward, I flounder. Falter. Which step to take, in what direction?  It feels discouraging to scour the landscape for a path and find none. … Continue reading

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Still Dancing

In Dani Shapiro’s marvelous “Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life,” she shares a classic anecdote in an artist’s life.  Her friend, who is a notable sculptor, is asked at a dinner party “…if I was still … Continue reading

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Musings from the Marshlands: When One Way Doesn’t Work….

…another will. The enormous great blue heron feeding close by on the marsh has been reminding me of that important heron wisdom.  One of the things heron teaches is that when one way doesn’t work, another will. The heron draws … Continue reading

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