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Falling down: life lessons from the dance studio

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
How to fall.  What an amazing lesson contemporary dance teaches. Yessirree, as a contemporary dancer, I’ve spent decades learning and rehearsing how to fall well, i.e as safely and organically as possible.  How cool that…

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When Time Falls Away: Ah, Transcendence!

  I had not planned to go to the studio today. Then the morning fell apart in a cascade of cancelled plans after a long drive and a return through multiple construction delays.  Very minor irritations, I know.  Still leaving … Continue reading

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Mind Games: Life Lessons From Dancing

At the end of dance class yesterday with my mentor and dance idol, I asked for some help with a difficult inversion (handstand) we had worked on in class.  This particular movement requires buckets of control, balance, flexibility, and upper … Continue reading

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Got Flexibility?

Flexibility in the sense of “being ready and able to change to adapt to different circumstances.”  Of course, the flexibility of mind and spirit that eases our adaptability appears in tangible form in the body: as suppleness, pliability, pliancy.  The … Continue reading

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How Expansive Can You Be?

That was the challenge posed to us in dance class today. Sure, it was directly in reference to performing the movement, which had such abundant possibility.  Just begging us to stretch our limits, or our perceived limits anyway. Cover more … Continue reading

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Dancing Is My Church: Life Lessons from Dancing

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
When I read musician Sarah McLachlan’s words recently, that “music is my church…” I didn’t really need to read any further. I knew exactly what she meant. Because dancing is my church. It took me…

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In The Middle Of Things: Dance!

(Sculpture: Gil Boro) “Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off.  Dance in the middle of the fighting.  Dance in your blood.  Dance when you’re perfectly free.”~Jalaluddin Rumi “How cool and beautiful to have dance spring … Continue reading

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