Tag Archives: Performance

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

Posted in Dance, Inspiration, possibility and expansiveness | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Surprise Yourself: Life Lessons from Dancing

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”~Andre Gide We are in heavy duty dance performance mode now. After months and months, and in some cases years,…

Posted in Creativity, Dance, Inspiration, Mindful | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why Be Vulnerable?

Vulnerability.  Ah, yes.  Our old friend. Vulnerability: the state of being exposed to possible attack or damage, physically or emotionally.  Why we would choose to be so assailable? Brené Brown reminds us why. “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Dance, Inspiration, possibility and expansiveness, Soulful | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Dance, Inspiration, Mindful, possibility and expansiveness, Soulful | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

More Vulnerability: Life Lessons from Dancing

Being in performance mode again last week highlighted for me that ever present, and often loathed, human condition: vulnerability.  We human types are constantly “exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.” Yet, we often … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Dance, Inspiration, possibility and expansiveness | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Visible: The Courage To Show Up and Be Seen

  Alternative title: “Vulnerable: The Courage To Show Up and Be Seen.” Because when we put our true selves on the line, show up and open up to let the world experience who we really are, we are “susceptible or … Continue reading

Posted in Dance, Inspiration, possibility and expansiveness, Soulful | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Creativity, Dance, Inspiration, Mindful, possibility and expansiveness, Soulful | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment