dance has been like a lover to me

And now I have chased it all the way to NYC from San Diego. This is a live recording of my journey.

Lines in the body, between people and things — as pathway, intersection, collision, mark and cut — help me to understand what is happening in movement. These lines aren’t abstract or geometric; rather, they are common forms of human communication.

Gwen Welliver - dancer.choreographer.teacher

*beautiful words to describe why we are movement practitioners 

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don’t open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.

Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

~

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase each other
doesn’t make any sense.

~

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep.

I would love to kiss you.
The price of kissing is your life.

Now my loving is running toward my life shouting,
What a bargain, let’s buy it.

~

Daylight, full of small dancing particles
and the one great turning, our souls
are dancing with you, without feet, they dance.
Can you see them when I whisper in your ear?

~

They try to say what you are, spiritual or sexual?
They wonder about Solomon and all his wives.

In the body of the world, they say, there is a soul
and you are that.

But we have ways within each other
that will never be said by anyone.

~

Come to the orchard in Spring.
There is light and wine, and sweethearts
in the pomegranate flowers.

If you do not come, these do not matter.
If you do come, these do not matter.

words to cherish/breathe/live by in 2013

from Rumi’s A GREAT WAGON 

(Source: onbeing.org)

the way she moves, the way she talks about moving, the way she gives breath and time and story to movement - stunning. 

wanting to learn more about her movement; get in the studio with her

(Source: youtu.be)

So. Cool. 

Finding my groove. 

(Source: youtu.be)

Remembering the isolating, cool complexity of Fosse’s exaggerated ensemble number, the “Rich Man’s Frug” from Sweet Charity.

I always find something new, unexpected when I watch this. They make it look SO damn easy!

(Source: youtu.be)

walking into month five

walking into month five

Performance of Electric Midwife by Beth Gill @ Pier 15

Performance of Electric Midwife by Beth Gill @ Pier 15

A brownstone up the stoop posts these every week. This one I dig.
*credit to the occupant of this apartment who has found his/her calling.

A brownstone up the stoop posts these every week. This one I dig.

*credit to the occupant of this apartment who has found his/her calling.