Losing Center

Three weeks into the semester, I have determined I am doing too much. Something has to give. But how, when I am fascinated by so much, excited about new ideas and opportunities. There are a few qualities in common among the things I want to be doing: spending time with children as we discuss what…

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Further Pigeons and Their Holes

And then there is the question that follows the conundrum of what I do. “So what kind of dance do you do?” Well, shoot- how much time do you really have? Okay, so I usually say, “mostly modern and jazz, but I have a strong background in ballet.” In truth, I create modern dance works.…

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thirty-six

Today is my birthday. I am thirty-six years old. I still feel “more experienced” than my years suggest. This has always been true. Within this year of being thirty-five, there have been things have gone well and things that have not. As Kurt Vonnegut plainly stated, “So it goes.” But it has been a remarkable…

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Playing Superhero: The Dark Side of Discipline

Discipline in the arts is usually one of the major “gains” in training and one of the reasons many parents choose to enroll their child. Discipline in pre-professional dance, for me, was what separated those that wanted to succeed and those that did. Discipline in professional dance takes on a different perspective in response to…

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