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The Practice Is The Thing: Devotion

“I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise … Continue reading

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Making Art Is A Political Act–Reprise

Choreographer and master dance teacher, Dan Wagoner, used to us to remind us often of this truth, which I wrote about here.  His wise words have echoed endlessly for me… perhaps no more so than these days. So, I was … Continue reading

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Dancing Gratitude: Pop-Up Dance Performance

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh I have been fortunate to discover nearby some lovely, generous souls who share my passion for spreading the joyful, healing power of dance.  We came together … Continue reading

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Transform and Heal: Movement Practice On The Marsh

A dear friend’s sharing some Qigong sequences and Thich Nhat Hanh’s powerful, luminous work have inspired me to get back to a movement practice out on the marsh.  I had been doing my healing dance (which I wrote about here) … Continue reading

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How To Keep Moving

Just do it. ‘Don’t mean to sound flippant or simplistic. But the way to keep moving is, well, to keep moving. Moving whatever of our glorious bodies can move. Because the body wants to move, was made to move, and … 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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We Are Dancing for Those Who Can’t

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
I don’t know when my dancing practice fundamentally changed–to include a conscious intention to dance for those who cannot.  Whether sidelined by injury, stymied by illness or stilled by persecution.  And even for those who…

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