Gratitude

There’s always the possibility of getting hokey when writing words of gratitude.  Our culture is inundated with platitudes about gratitude.  Here are a few more:   By now, you’re either gagging or loving these sentiments.  But, come this time of year, I can’t resist thinking of all that I’m grateful for.  Since this is a […]

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Bliss

  I walked into the quiet theatre yesterday on the second week of DANCEworks 2013, eager to see what Larry Keigwin was up to. To enter the theatre on an ordinary non performance day is to enter a sanctuary.  A very different kind of  “space.”   Somehow the spirits of past performances seem embedded within […]

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Open Call to Join the Dance

Keigwin + Company is currently touring Hawaii.  In between-performances, they are resting up, for what they know will be an intense and demanding residency at DANCEworks in February. The residency will launch with an Open Call on Tuesday, February 12, 6-9 PM at the Lobero Theatre.  We are inviting the public to join the company […]

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C’mon Y’all!

 I was a cheerleader  all through jr. high and high school.  Basketball and football  fans admired my high split jumps, as did I.  I did my best to entertain and rally the crowds at games, even though I probably understood about 25% of the action. I loved the excitement. If truth be told, I also […]

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Whoosh!

Whooooosh.   That was the sound of January flying by.  Soon to be followed by an equivalent sound of February taking flight. All of which signals to me that March 4, 2012 will arrive before I think it should.  Our 4th season. Time to start rallying the troops! Here’s What I Want You to Know: […]

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Welcome Brian Brooks

  When you meet choreographer Brian Brooks for the first time, the first words that might come to mind to describe him are preppy, nice, engaging, clean cut, bright and clever.  But then you might notice the demonic twinkle in his eyes.  hmmmm.  When you learn his artistic history  your descriptive words  expand to include […]

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Moved to Tears

Tears of joy don’t come often in life.  When they do arrive, they catch me by surprise.  It’s a deep experience.  Spiritual too.  The ego is lost for a moment in the miraculousness of the present moment. So it was this morning, as I sat in the Lobero Theatre watching the Elkins dancers rehearse and […]

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You Know You Want It!

Tell the Truth. Have you ever danced secretly to super market music? Have you ever fantasized about working with a famous choreographer? Have you ever thought how much fun it could be to suddenly let loose and dance in public? Did you watch Bolero Santa Barbara last year and wish you had volunteered to participate […]

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A Rush to Revisit Busk

Like a child before a birthday, for much of December I’d been counting down to the NYC debut of Aszure Barton’s Busk.  The day finally arrived, as they have a habit of doing. We had carefully strategized the pre-theatre flow of the evening so that we would have ample time for dinner and then a taxi […]

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