The BEST Compliment

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions – the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment. Samuel Taylor Coleridge   A few days ago, one of Adam Barruch’s dancers paid me one of the BEST compliments I’ve ever received.  “You’ve created the perfect residency […]

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Good News: NEA Support Again

  A British friend once told me that a trouble shared is a trouble halved.  I liked that.  Logically, that must mean that good news shared is good news doubled!? Here’s our Very Good News: Santa Barbara DANCEworks received a $20,000 NEA award in support of our 2016 residency.  We are most grateful and honored […]

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My Sanctuary

My sanctuary has no stained glass windows.  No altars or religious symbols.  No priests, monks or rabbis.  My sanctuary is a theatre.   My own personal ritual in this space began seven years ago. Now, it was time to repeat it.   I slipped into the Green Room of the Lobero Theater, parted the velvet curtains separating that space from […]

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