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
We were lucky enough to spot these heralds of autumn on our Oberallgäu walks this September. Can you name them?
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
This September we had the honour to participate in the 7th Rheinland-Pfalz Cup Haidong Gumdo in Bad Kreuznach, DE A fantastic weekend of Korean Sword Art, hosted and organized by Kampfkunstverein Cheong Do e.V. Bad Kreuznach On Saturday there was a competition featuring special guests EUHDGD Headmaster Sang Hyun Han as well as Senior Grandmaster… Read More 7th Rheinland-Pfalz Cup HDGD
A gorgeous hike to the waterfall complex of Hinang, as well as the nearby ‘Eybachstobel’ in Oberallgäu, Bavaria. Enjoy!
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
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
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
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
Estimated to be at least 1000 years old (with a possibly even older root system) the Balderschwang Yew might just be Germany’s oldest tree. It’s rooted in the highest village of Germany, located in the south of Oberallgäu, Bavaria. We visited this ancient arborescence, way up in the clouds (the clouds were sitting low that… Read More Ancient Yew of Balderschwang