Tag Archives: improvisation

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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Practicing Resilience: Life Lessons from Dancing

The multifaceted, community event I have been helping to organize for the past 3 and 1/2 months was beginning to unravel the other day.  The day before the event :). As a series of phone calls, emails and conversations in … 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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How Are You An Artist?

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
A friend and mentor asked me that question recently. Say, what? I was initially taken aback, as he has known me for years, has discussed my dance and writing passions with me at length, has…

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Changing It Up: Dancing Conversations About Art

I’m trying something new.  New to me, anyway. A talented, adventuresome dance colleague, Bo Parish, and I will soon be performing at a lovely art gallery, dancing vignettes inspired by the current exhibition.  The vignettes will be loosely structured improvisations. … Continue reading

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“When you come to a fork in the road…

…take it.” Yogi Berra’s inimitable quote has been on my mind a lot recently. I’ve been in several performance situations in which I have had a clear choice to make between doing things the way I so often have and … Continue reading

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Making It Work: Site Specific Dance Performance

Connection and commitment.  Those are the two main takeaways I garnered from my dance performance last weekend. I have been working on a solo,”borderland,” inspired by my new environment of living on the marsh.  In the piece, I am investigating … Continue reading

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