Friday, May 27, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011


Like a ball of yarn....
my thoughts unwind.
leaving a mess

piled up
without form or reason

waiting for formation to take hold....
the tension of discomfort sits in the silence

but nothing happens

In My Mind...

Sometimes I feel like music just speaks to me... in a way that can't be described. The sound just begs to be absorbed into my body and transferred into motion... transformed into movement.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

In the words of Jason Mraz

"Being buried by your own thoughts and fears, especially when you know it’s happening, can feel like a burden with a rusty flat-tired wheelbarrow turned over on top of it, where spiders and snakes like to hide before they SURPRISE! you. Fortunately, surprises are inevitable and keep us from being buried, even if means enduring the venom."

Jason Mraz
-Freshness Factor

The DanceAnywhere Project, has been a process for me. A process of digging deep and soul searching... looking deep within and contemplating how dance fits within my life. Leaving the daily grind of the dance studio was hard for me, but I did it to preserve my health. The daily grind of the studio and chronic health related injuries were destroying me physically and I had to completely walk away from the studio about 6 or 7 years ago to preserve my health ------------ the DanceAnywhere project is what happened when I left the studio and began a study of dance and movement in everyday life.

Though I miss the safety that the studio walls gave me, my love for dance and movement is not dependent on being surrounded by walls and bars. Through the DanceAnywhere Project, I have been able to develop and grow my love for dance without a studio to depend on.

Quoting Jason Mraz's post, Freshness Factor, "surprises are inevitable and keep us from being buried"

I believe that the DanceAnywhere project builds on the surprises of life, the inevitable unique aspects of life that make us human. If we tap into life's feeling zones and communicate these feelings authentically, then we are awake... and will not be living in monotone.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Letting Go… Letting Flow…

Yesterday, I was thinking about how easy it is for me to get wrapped up in work and projects and forget about the joy of enjoying life and living in the flow. A yoga class and trip to the skate park made me realize how important it is to balance work with play... and how important it is to appreciate and absorb life's basic joys.

I always think of a comment I often hear in my yoga classes... "enjoy it... yoga is supposed to feel good... let it feel good".

Practicing yoga regularly over this past year has made me remember to take the time to breathe and to sit with my emotions. To let the thoughts melt away... and to listen to the feelings... to be in tune with the feelings that come up when to do lists and thought activities are taken away. I think that taking time to feel is so important to growing toward happiness and self-acceptance.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

DanceAnywhere - Live Video Clips

Since Live Video is back up, I was able to search and find that I had posted my favorite You Tube Clips on Live Video.

The channel can be viewed by clicking :

DanceAnywhere Live Video Clips

My favorite video clips can be viewed by clicking anyone of the following links below:

10 Mile Beach

On A Clif in Mendocino

Pursuit of Color

Catching my Breathe

Tears in my Eyes

Following the Waves

Searching for Flow

The DanceAnywhere Project Emerges From It's Grave

Despite Beth Fein's theft of my youtube channel Dance Anywhere, I continue to move forward with my project.

Instead of re-creating the old channel, which was smothered and choked to death by Ms. Fein, I am letting go and moving forward.

I will be posting some lost clips as well as some old clips that were my favorites. Some clips sadly have been lost, because they were uploaded directly from a camera that is no longer in use.

My first attempt at re-birthing my video project. It's rough and gritty around the edges, so bear with me :-)

Dance Anywhere's Beginning