Dance, Martial Arts, Movement

Recalibrating

FRESH INPUT – It can do so much for us. For the better. I recently got myself a new pair of pointe shoes for ballet. It’s a different brand than I am used to (Merlet, used to be Grishko) with a totally different feel. And I notice 2 things: 1 . Different sensations, even very… Read More Recalibrating

Dance, Movement

Connection

Ok, I want to dive a bit deeper into this topic with you..  On CONNECTION. (BOOSTies! We’ll play with this a bit more THIS Friday) INTROS – What’s the MOST important? CONNECTION. To yourself, your music, your audience. In that order. Even (especially!) when you’re facing AWAY from the audience. How do you do it? You… Read More Connection

Dance, Movement

On Creativity & Intros

ON CREATIVITY Here’s the thing: There’s often SO MUCH you can do to set the tone of your intro/dance/performance that it can be hard to know where to start sometimes. Having TOO MANY options can get intimidating/overwhelming. Right? This is why I love keeping things SIMPLE. Never mind the movements. Trust that the ideas will… Read More On Creativity & Intros

Dance, Movement

Once a Dancer

ONCE A DANCER.. What happens if you don’t dance ‘for real’ for almost two years? Do you still feel like a dancer? Can you still call yourself that? The urge to create dances.. will it ever come back? For me it was unclear. The past 18 months have been a struggle at times. To cope… Read More Once a Dancer

Dance, Movement

Dancing with Silks

ONE WITH YOUR FANVEILS – How to move with props & make it DANCE? Read on Below for Tips & feel free to share this Post! 1. Move from the Heart This I mean literally and figuratively. Move from the center of your upper body, breathe, and pay attention to what’s going on inside your… Read More Dancing with Silks

Dance, Movement

Slowing Down

SLOWING DOWN Hmm.. while those of you who know me, know, that I LOVE taking lightning fast action and high energy things.. I am also a very big fan of taking it.. slow. Especially in dance. In nature. In life. We will see different landscapes when we change our pace. Our perception sharpens, it opens… Read More Slowing Down

Dance, Movement

Freedom

FREEDOM – A very big part of why I love to learn, is the sense of freedom that it creates. A wider view. A deeper interest. Change. We can always keep learning. About our environment. About ourselves. Exploring. Noticing. Limitless.. This post was inspired by a few different things. NEO. A deeply soul-touching and freedom-giving… Read More Freedom

Dance, Movement

Physicalizing Art

While I feel digital art really is it’s own kind of magic.. And even though I agree that things are just.. ‘things’.. I still love the idea of ‘physicalizing’ art. Next to that, whenever a reason to do something feels ‘true’ to me, it can move me to action with the action itself being it’s… Read More Physicalizing Art