29 July 2009
this summer we said farewell to three artists who contributed so much to 20th century dance that one can hardly comprehend the depth and breadth of the mark they leave. all three had unparalleled vision, invention, and brilliance...and the generosity to share it with the world. may you rest in peace michael, pina, and merce. you will be missed.
24 July 2009
15 July 2009
* i love my job*
this is a little view into the place i go every day.
"work" is the time i get to spend with fabulous young creative people such as these here. they bring bright, open energy to every class. they inspire me endlessly. i am always excited to get there...always happy when i walk out the door. i feel really lucky to have arrived in this place where things are so truly aligned.
can't wait to see what happens in the studio today.
10 July 2009
08 July 2009
07 July 2009
last night i modeled nude for an art class in a small studio in my neighborhood. i have always wanted to do this but never had the opportunity (and perhaps the nerve) until now. wow....an incredible and fascinating experience. i loved it.
it was certainly challenging. even my years of dance training could not totally prepare me for the difficult task of staying completely still for 20 minutes in a number of poses. but it was the most exhilarating, inspiring feeling...sensing that i was being observed so wholly, so respectfully, and then being made into art. every artist there was working with a wonderfully quiet, clear, and strong focus. looking at me....choosing someplace to begin....taking pencil to paper....creating. the work i saw was absolutely stunning. beautiful. built from something they saw in me.
i feel a little bit different today.
06 July 2009
01 July 2009
two years ago i left my home of san francisco and began graduate school for dance in new york city. auditioning for grad school had been a bit of a whim...i only went for one school and i didn't entirely expect to get in...i certainly wasn't sure at all that i could leave my family, friends, loves, and a career that was wonderful and fulfilling in so many ways. but i did get in, i did leave, and there began my first starting over story.
two weeks ago another story began. i left new york, a city i came to love wholeheartedly, to live in Boston. an incredible job opportunity here could not be passed up and so, yet again, i am looking at a clean slate. empty apartment walls, unfamiliar streets, a city full of strangers, miles and miles of unknown things.
and this is all okay. i'm learning as i plunge into my 30's (yikes) that, while much can be said for the stability and comforts of the familiar, life is really revealed to me in these moments of uncertainty, of figuring it out. i am always looking, always learning. there is no space for complacency. there is only the present moment and my best attempts to live it well.
i'm not exactly sure what this blog will be but i'm excited to get it up and running on this dreary july morning. i imagine it will be made up of many little pieces of life...photos and stories from the everyday extraordinary. all those small daily things that keep me inspired, curious, and bright.