Tag Archives: Creative Process

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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Playfulness Pours On The Magic

“Play is the highest form of research.”~Albert Einstein Today: photo shoot for an upcoming performance.  A little nervous–the first time working with the other dancer; the first time meeting and working with the photographer. New venue.  New format. New, new, … 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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dancing solo

how can the studio so familiar feel this foreign and daunting limbs that relish movement balk: unsure, cautious, and taut the way, haunting, distant and vague… suddenly something memory? magic? or the sheer force of practice flickers and floods crimson glitter … Continue reading

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the poem that writes herself

she comes to you in a dream, dripping mystery as you sip your morning mists, elegance rising or she whispers playfully when we brush teeth, look the other way sweeping the dust from our dulled floor, and how she streams … Continue reading

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500 Blog Posts…and Counting?

A couple of weeks ago, WordPress told me that I had published my 500th post.  Really? It seemed like a lot, but the number didn’t really hit me till today.  In fact, part of my mind can’t quite wrap itself … Continue reading

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