Behind the Scenes

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19 06, 2018

We’re not being taken seriously; maybe it’s our own fault…

2018-06-19T17:10:33+00:00

  I often find myself frustrated by flamenco dance being treated as secondary, or just “lesser” than ballet and contemporary dance, as something not to be taken seriously. I think there are many reasons for that, some deeply rooted in [...]

We’re not being taken seriously; maybe it’s our own fault… 2018-06-19T17:10:33+00:00
30 12, 2017

Christmas Wishlist, Year in Review, and New Year’s Resolutions

2018-01-11T21:16:32+00:00

What do I want for Christmas? More than anything, I want dancers. I've been trying to choreograph on just myself pieces that I really envision for multiple dancers. And guess what? It just does not work. It's like a painter [...]

Christmas Wishlist, Year in Review, and New Year’s Resolutions 2018-01-11T21:16:32+00:00
22 05, 2017

The other side

2018-01-11T21:13:06+00:00

I had the privilege of being on "the other side" of flamenco performances this past week. First, let's be clear, two other sides exist to the dance. First, the musicians who usually find themselves behind the dancer, and second, the [...]

The other side 2018-01-11T21:13:06+00:00
6 05, 2017

Balance

2018-01-11T21:12:56+00:00

Dancers know the struggle for balance very well:Dancer working on balance on an unstable base. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUg1ExCLmjA Balance requires strength and control. But I am not talking about exercises on balance boards or landing a triple pirouette. Life as a dance artist [...]

Balance 2018-01-11T21:12:56+00:00
24 02, 2017

An artist’s life for me….

2018-01-11T21:12:47+00:00

I remember hearing one of my mentors once say to someone else, she's been extremely lucky in her career. At the time, I thought to myself, luck has nothing to do with it. She has worked her butt off, she [...]

An artist’s life for me…. 2018-01-11T21:12:47+00:00
23 10, 2016

Self-producing a performance

2018-01-11T21:12:28+00:00

I self produced the recent performances of (Des)Encaracolarse at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. What exactly does that mean? I initiated the project, I took full financial responsibility for the project, I gathered the team, found the venue, did the publicity, [...]

Self-producing a performance 2018-01-11T21:12:28+00:00
30 08, 2015

Dance as a window into the present

2018-01-11T21:05:31+00:00

I realized one of the most important reasons I love dance last week: I only know how to fully live in the present when I am dancing.When the rhythm starts and I lock into it, I am not thinking about [...]

Dance as a window into the present 2018-01-11T21:05:31+00:00