Rehearsing

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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
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
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
6 06, 2015

Why an MFA?

2018-01-11T21:01:55+00:00

Understanding how to be a better performer, choreographer, and teacher is why I am pursuing an MFA. I guess that's a bit broad, but it is why I've decided to go on this adventure. In studying dance at the graduate [...]

Why an MFA? 2018-01-11T21:01:55+00:00
29 05, 2015

It’s all about attitude

2018-01-11T21:01:45+00:00

It can be really hard to have a great attitude 100% of the time.  Things are not always perfect in the dance world, and it's easy to let difficult situations get the most of us. All I want at the [...]

It’s all about attitude 2018-01-11T21:01:45+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 Soul 2018-01-11T21:01:30+00:00
9 03, 2015

Keeping In Touch With Spain

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

As a flamenco dancer, travel is part of our job, particularly travel to Spain. When I reminisce about Spain, I talk about the beautifully colorful streets, the sunny weather, the jamón, the olive oil, the wine. I miss the day [...]

Keeping In Touch With Spain 2018-01-11T21:01:06+00:00
7 02, 2015

What I’ve learned from early mornings

2018-01-11T21:00:58+00:00

Early morning. Pull myself out of bed. Stumble to the bathroom. Splash some water on my face. Get dressed. Grab my bag with my costume and shoes, and my castanets--did I remember to pack my castanets last night? I hope [...]

What I’ve learned from early mornings 2018-01-11T21:00:58+00:00