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

Books, Movement

Do the Work

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

Inspiration, Movement

Pure Thoughts

I get a special sense of peace when cleaning/clearing a space, be it for practice or for living. I might procrastinate things at times, but once I start ‘clearing the decks’, something always shifts. Ideas, motivation and creativity start flowing more freely. Conversely, I find it strange to begin something new when the old is… Read More Pure Thoughts