National Water Dance

Good morning, people of the internet! I have something special for you today. Everyone knows about Earth Day, but have you heard of the National Water Day--more specifically, the National Water Dance? The National Water Dance is a site-specific collaborative art project, with dancers, choreographers, educators, and advocates working together to create a 'movement choir.' [...]

Video Review: EnTANGOed

So I really don't have much to say beyond how FREAKIN' AWESOME this is. By now y'all know how much I love the intersection of ballroom and ballet. Now add in SCIENCE and my little nerd heart is a-glow with glee. Seriously. Physics PhD, gorgeous dancer--soon-to-be Dr. Moore has got it going on. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzKdKJn9El4 (Maybe [...]

Video Review: AMESKA

YES. Ok so I'm really excited to talk about something here. Those of you who know me in real life or are a frequent reader-between-the-lines on this here blog will know that I have a brewing desire to combine ballroom and ballet into...something. You can, therefore, imagine my excitement when I discovered one of the [...]

Dance Goals 2016

(Clearly I don't know what a hiatus is.) It's that time of year again, where people name out all kind of things they want to accomplish in the calendar year. Historically I've ignored the 'resolution' thing, being a bit cynical about people claiming to be instigating drastic changes in their lives without thinking through the [...]

Learning Choreography: Musings and Advice

Hello readers! I hope everyone is having a lovely day. The sun is shining (momentarily), the rain has stopped (fleetingly), and I'm thinking about choreography (perpetually). More specifically, I've been thinking about how I learn and store choreography in my memory. I've been taking ballet classes again after a college-induced hiatus, and lately the studio [...]

Flash (Non) Fiction Challenge!

Goooooood morning readers! So today I’m doing something a bit different. Surprise surprise. Writer and hilarious blogger Chuck Wendig issues various flash fiction writing challenges to his readers, and this week it’s a Flash (non) Fiction challenge—write an actual event from your life as a story in 1000 words or less. This makes sense to [...]

Past Performances: Symphony Fantastique

As the hubbub around the wedding winds down, I find myself wanting to write an ordinary post. Last weekend the Sven and I went to an orchestra concert by the local symphony, and like all good performances, it made me think. The program consisted of Saint-Saëns "Bacchanale" from Samson et Dalila, Poulenc "Concerto for 2 Pianos in [...]