Dance, Movement

Making an Entrance

This post is a bit of an experiment. It is a mix of what we did during the dance workshop titled ‘Making an Entrance’ and the things I’ve learned during that weekend. Because the lessons fade too fast! The workshop was part of a coaching visit for Helène, a beautiful dancer from France/Sweden, and the… Read More Making an Entrance

Books, Movement

Martial Arts after 40

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

Inspiration, Movement

It gets Better

It gets better. Something good to remember – especially for things that ‘take their time’. I love listening to podcasts. Usually I take the time to tune in on my way to/from ballet class, or while I’m doing administration work and chores at home. Even when the topics are not really dance related, they often… Read More It gets Better

Dance, Movement

Let’s Dance

So.. only a few weeks to go before this year’s ballet recital of Ballettschule Renoldi in Aachen, DE This year I will be dancing in a few of the intermediated/advanced student group dances, including – some of these – on pointes. A first for me.. dancing on stage en pointes at 40(!) The dances –… Read More Let’s Dance

Dance, Movement

Shoot4Children 2019

Note: In preparations for this event, I’ve also created a blog post with tips for photoshoots – go check it out! Below are a few impressions (more to follow soon!) from this year’s ‘Shoot4Children’ event – a charity photoshoot for Dance4Children – with huge thanks to the incredibly talented Philippe Rikir, our generous Makeup Artists… Read More Shoot4Children 2019

Martial Arts, Movement

Sword and Ball

Today in HaiDong GumDo (Korean Sword Art) class, we practiced Deon-Jeo Begi (throw cutting) For students of our (colour grade belt) level, this means throwing a small object (for instance a tennis ball, or light rubber ball) up in the air, drawing your (non-sharp wooden practice-) sword with that same hand(!), and cutting the thrown… Read More Sword and Ball