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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 side2018-01-11T21:13:06+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 [...]

Balance2018-01-11T21:12:56+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 performance2018-01-11T21:12:28+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 present2018-01-11T21:05:31+00:00
22 06, 2015

Expanding my dancing universe

2018-01-11T21:02:06+00:00

I'm now two weeks in to graduate school. It feels like a LOT longer than that (in a good way). I have learned so much about dancing, the dance world, myself, my body, and so much for in just two [...]

Expanding my dancing universe2018-01-11T21:02:06+00:00
29 04, 2015

Resting the Body and Feeding the Soul

2018-01-11T21:01:30+00:00

A moment during Sueños Flamencos at The Outpost Performance Space.I've been going non-stop since January. Beginning with shows the first week of the year at APAP (Association of Performing Arts Presenters) Conference, then on to gigs and teaching, then seven weeks [...]

Resting the Body and Feeding the Soul2018-01-11T21:01:30+00:00