Once a week I go to visit an Oak tree.
I often feel like a squirrel when I arrive.
My mind twitching like a fluffy tail.
I try to immerse myself into a slower pace.
A more patient place.
A more expansive space.
I try to listen to my tree who is not up to … [read more]
Top Five B.S. Reasons to Not Visit a Tree
as heard directly from my Inner Self-Saboteur
- Too Tired. Yes, I am. But that is a B.S. excuse.
- There will be nowhere to pee and its winter and no bushes to hide in. Yup, that is true. The management of
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Emerging from the Emergency
The lock down is lifting. The protection from Covid-19 is entering our bloodstreams. As we start to emerge from this most strange and unusual time I am feeling many things.
It is a celebration. It is a relief. And … [read more]
Watching JOE last night…
There was pure nostalgia for being in that moment in time. There was great joy at seeing people I haven’t seen in years. There was sadness for those who have passed. There was joy at remembering how important live performance… [read more]
When I was creating a new work, Synaptic Rodeo, at the LIVElab last year, we were talking a lot about the predictive mind. From my understanding, our brains are wired to create predictions. We know what the next step will be like. We know how … [read more]
A few years ago, I was on a canoe trip in Killarney Park. We were camped at the base of Silver mountain and it was a beautiful day. We left our canoes down at the lake and were hiking to the peak. It was too late in the season for mosquitoes but the sun … [read more]
Online Dance classes? Never say Never.
I am a big fan of 3 dimensions. I love the human form in motion in shared time and space. I have been asked before if I would ever do an online classes and my resounding answer was always, “No, way”
Well, I am … [read more]
Scene at a reception in Toronto.
OTHER PERSON: So what do you do?
I race through my thoughts and I’m trying to pin my wide spread practice and what, in the moment, feels like maybe too-many-branches career, into a title for this person… [read more]
I learned a new word.
Pandiculation. I LOVE this word because it so clearly articulates some things I’ve been pondering. In fact, I rejoice in this word! It’s a daring, delightful way to luxuriate in yourself and enjoy taking up space.
Pandiculation… [read more]
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This is a question I’ve heard too many times recently. And I’m only just past 50 so I find it surprising. But here it is…
“What’s is like to be an “OLDER” dancer”?
My first response is shock. Do they mean me? ME? an “older” dancer?
And then pride, oh,… [read more]
I have been fortunate in my teachers.
Ann Tutt taught me the gift of the hands-on work of the Mitzvah Technique to create postural alignment, release muscle tension and create ease of movement. She helped me see the whole body as an integrated,… [read more]