The Water

A few weeks ago, a friend was describing a teaching residency themed about water dances in which she and a collaborator worked with three classes. Two of the three classes flowed through the project and the curriculum as planned. The third class resisted, wanting to return repeatedly to their personal (and social) definitions of dance … More The Water

Mid-Leap

I am nearly 9 months into my career leap. Here’s what I am noticing: 1. Vision is sometimes clearer from a distance. My leap was prompted by the desire to: do meaningful work full-time, in environments which recognize and embrace the need I seek to fill; moving to improve the quality of one’s life. strip … More Mid-Leap

My Narrative Body

Our bodies hold our stories and in those stories are great clues to how we perceive our identities and our perspectives. The narrative my body holds spans a vast plain of roles and circumstances including my movement signatures, my emotional responses, embodied values, and histories of action. My movement tends to be smooth, forceful, and … More My Narrative Body

Tradition, Performance, and the Space In Between

In my teaching and in the philosophies that guide my work in healthcare, I have moved in thoughtful response to tradition, all the while heading in directions that deviate from the norm. In my personal life, I find myself moving toward tradition in a familial way- in thoughtful, emotional response to the lands and people … More Tradition, Performance, and the Space In Between