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17 02, 2016

Some thoughts on technique…

2018-01-11T21:10:50+00:00

It's said that in Madrid, dancers have technique and no art, and in the south (Andalucía), dancers have art but no technique. Now, I would not say that statement is 100% true, but it does not come out of nowhere. [...]

Some thoughts on technique… 2018-01-11T21:10:50+00:00
16 01, 2016

Humility and the arts

2018-01-11T21:06:30+00:00

A studio at Amor de Dios flamenco school in Madrid.photo: http://lucioyromana.com/amor-de-dios/I have had moments in my career where I have been detrimentally humble. I've blown off compliments by shying away and saying things like, "Oh it really wasn't that good" [...]

Humility and the arts 2018-01-11T21:06:30+00:00
13 10, 2015

Money money money…

2018-01-11T21:05:54+00:00

I started to write a blog post about money....yes, I know, it's taboo to talk about money. But when people ask me what I do, and I say I dance, the next question is often, "And you can actually make [...]

Money money money… 2018-01-11T21:05:54+00:00
17 09, 2015

Guru

2018-01-11T21:05:49+00:00

Last night at a gig, a colleague mentioned to me that guru actually means someone who brings you out of the darkness. According to the dictionary, guru "(in Hinduism and Buddhism) is a spiritual teacher, especially one who imparts initiation."In [...]

Guru 2018-01-11T21:05:49+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
9 08, 2015

Always Learning

2018-01-11T21:04:32+00:00

I love that as a flamenco dancer, I never stop learning. At the same time, that can be a challenge. There is always more to learn, and to keep my dancing exciting--for myself and an audience--I have to keep challenging myself. Patricia GuerreroThe [...]

Always Learning 2018-01-11T21:04:32+00:00
4 08, 2015

Dance is a journey

2018-01-11T21:02:27+00:00

My technique teacher from last week, Ami Shulman, brought up a beautiful quotation from a Jewish proverb: she said, “You are closer to your destination on your journey to get there than when you actually arrive.”  At the end of [...]

Dance is a journey 2018-01-11T21:02:27+00:00
26 07, 2015

How do I see a sustainable future in dance?

2018-01-11T21:02:18+00:00

My fellow students and I discussed the above question during one of our seminars last week. To be honest, the question is vague, which makes it all the more interesting to answer. I thought I would share some of my [...]

How do I see a sustainable future in dance? 2018-01-11T21:02:18+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 universe 2018-01-11T21:02:06+00:00