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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
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
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
19 01, 2015

Different Perspectives

2018-01-11T21:00:21+00:00

I live a life that some people might call gypsy-like. I don't seem to spend more than a few months in any one place--which isn't to say that I don't have a home--I'm lucky enough to call New York City [...]

Different Perspectives 2018-01-11T21:00:21+00:00
29 09, 2014

Bata de Cola (Part 2)

2018-01-11T20:58:28+00:00

Technique and the Bata de Cola:My technique improved greatly this summer, much of that due to the great rehearsal directing by Stephanie Ramirez and the opportunity to perform the same pieces so many times and really get every movement correct. [...]

Bata de Cola (Part 2) 2018-01-11T20:58:28+00:00