Books have been my (nearly) life-long companions. The ones I’ve read throughout my life have transported me, educated me, and in a way, still shape me into who I am today. Books to me are a way to escape and to ground at the same time. Since the moment I could read I was hooked.… Read More Books and Life
This ‘little book’ on the principles of classical ballet technique written by by madame Vaganova herself (!) is so complete, I’d say it’s a must-read for anyone who wants to learn more about this beautiful art form. Basic Principles of Classical Ballet – Russian Ballet Technique by Agrippina Vaganova. Enjoy! PS: I’ll be adding this… Read More Basic Principles of Classical Ballet
Currently in my paws: This is your Brain on Music by Daniel Levitin A fascinating read. What are you reading right now?
An indispensable book, with highly practical advice (and exercises!) for dancers and dance teachers alike. Anatomy, Dance Technique and Injury Prevention by Justin Howse and Moira McCormack One for the Christmas wish-list.
When you come to see you are not as wise today as you thought you were yesterday, you are wiser today. If you feel like a good jolt of Truth might do you good (and who doesn’t?) go read Awareness by Anthony de Mello. Do it. You will be not the same.
That is what Martial Arts after 40 is about; a journey of self, a discovery of the boundlessness of your mind and body, working as one, expressing your inner joy and wisdom. This book was a present to myself on my 40th birthday. A fantastic read for Martial Arts practitioners of any age. Martial Arts… Read More Martial Arts after 40
The song we’re composing already exists in potential. Our work is to find it. Can we hear it in our head? It exists, like a signal coming from a faraway radio tower. Our job is to tune to that frequency. A short, spiffy, and highly motivational read. ‘Do the Work’ by Steven Pressfield
Stop scouring people’s faces for evidence that you’re not enough. You will always find it because you’ve made that your goal. True belonging and self-worth are not goods; we don’t negotiate their value with the world. The truth about who we are lives in our hearts. Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown
There are movements which impinge upon the nerves with a strength that is incomparable, for movement has power to stir the senses and emotions, unique in itself. This book is a long-time favourite, I refer to it quite often. A must-read for anyone who loves creating dances, and/or performing on a stage. The Art of… Read More The Art of Making Dances
I adore this book. I first stumbled upon it in the library of a Tibetan tea house in the heart of the Belgian(!) Ardennes. I decided to find a copy as soon as I got home. The life of Milarepa It tells the story of a troubled youth, who with the help of generous mentors found… Read More Life of Milarepa