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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Stopping Time

It’s hard to overestimate the importance of a good photographic dance image! I’ve looked at hundreds of dance photos over the years .  Some good, many bad, and a few great.  The great ones are fascinating.  As a child, I was given a book with many photos of the great Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova.  I […]

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Five Years, Cheering and Counting!

Woo-hoo and yowza and hoo-ray!  DANCEworks is entering its fifth year in 2013.  So much to celebrate. Last spring we decided that, after four years of heavy use, it was time for a DANCEworks website upgrade. The revamp didn’t “just happen” with the snap of our nimble fingers, but with months of tweaking, refining and asking […]

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wow! whew! and wonderful!!

  So many pieces of the proverbial pie must come together to make a “successful” DANCEworks residency. Choreography. Music. Lighting. Costumes. Set design. Committed volunteers for the community dance. Publicity. Talent. Public interest.  Ticket sales. Weather.  Not to mention, Luck.   Those are only the broad brushstrokes.  Each of those elements could be broken down […]

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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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Fooling Around

    Readers:  Sorry to be so out of touch for so long!  All those not- to- be -ignored holidays, travel,whisky and wild parties consumed  my waking hours. Ok, I was just taking a break. I assume you were too. But now, there can be no more excuses for fooling around.  How about just a […]

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It’s All in the Family

  “A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.”– Ogden Nash Family.  Such a loaded word with so many complex meanings that vary for each of us.  It’s a term that is universally understood and emotionally charged.  For the purposes of this […]

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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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BUSK in Italy

Just a quick DANCEworks update: Aszure Barton & Artists are in Spoleto, Italy this weekend, performing at the Festival dei Due Monde. This is just another step in Busk’s world domination tour. In other news, Larry Keigwin opened Jacob’s Pillow last month, and Doug Elkins just performed this past weekend at The Yard in Martha’s Vineyard. […]

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