Posts Tagged ‘los angeles’

Diversity and Inclusivity in Dance

Dance is for everyone.  Movement is for everyone.  Art is for everyone. Session Summary:  Ballet.  Michael Jackson. Bows. Solos. Companies. A few themes that were delightfully presented by performers from different abilities and demographics in Jerome Bel’s Gala at The Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Diversity and inclusivity were illustrated with different interpretations of…

#202: 10 Constant Things in Dance, Life and Business [Podcast]

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings. -Kakuzo Okakura- Session Summary:  The Only Constant performed by L.A. Contemporary Dance Company at The Odyssey provided thoughts on the following 10 constant things in dance. life and business: No matter how loudly or clearly you think you are communicating, not everyone will hear…

#201: Adventures in Hope, Healing and Happiness

  “To say nothing is saying something. You must denounce things you are against or one might believe that you support things you really do not.” ― Germany Kent Session Summary: Dancer. Educator. Yoga Instructor.  Certified Massage Therapist. Explorer. Advocate for change. Well accomplished academic. She’s the whole package and one of the nicest souls I’ve met.…

#200: Different Meanings for Maybe

  Maybe is a word that I always thought was lukewarm and non-committal…until I saw this production of Maybe at The Odyssey Theater in January 2019.  This word now makes me think of patience, process and possibility.   Session Summary:  I love surprises–sometimes. Depends on what the surprises are. When it comes to dance and art, surprises…

#199: First Impressions and Expectations [Podcast]

Session Summary:  First impressions and expectations can be unpredictable. That was certainly the case with watching this collaboration with Hubbard Street Dance and Third Coast Percussion. Having dreamt for many years of seeing Hubbard Street live, I was expecting solely a jazz dance style in their show, but I witnessed much more. Third Coast Percussion…