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.' [...]

Broadway in Syracuse: The Phantom of the Opera

Hello Monday people! Yesterday Sven, some friends, and I went to the palatial Landmark Theater in downtown Syracuse to see The Phantom of the Opera, a new touring production of the immensely famous musical. And I, your humble blogger, am going to tell you what I thought of it. And  I'm going to run out [...]

Weekends are for Dancing

Hi everyone! I come to you in much better spirits than last week.Thank you to everyone for your kind words about that little debacle. This past weekend was another Holly-patented whirlwind of dancing events. Let's recap, shall we? Friday was ballroom practice and then a West Coast Swing dance courtesy of Mr. Steve Ryan. A [...]

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 [...]

A Collection of Thoughts and Confessions

This weekend was one of many events and thoughts, some dance related, some not—many of which I will share here. Today’s installment of Natural Opposite comes to my readers like the changing seasons: in four parts. Part I. To start out, on Saturday, my partner-in-crime and I went to another Symphoria concert, this time a [...]