How Decisions Make Dreams Come True

What do you do when you are hospitalized in a foreign country and you don’t speak the language? When doctors tell you that you won’t live past age 25? If you’re Hal Banfield, you press through despite these odds. And you know that doctors are NOT God.  Former professional dancer turned award winning journalist and…

Self-Growth and The Human Experience

Life. Death. And everything in between. The human experience. Reaction. Response. So many aspects of the human experience in this fantastic production entitled “Drift” by Micaela Taylor and her company The TL Collective, presented at one of my favorite venues, The Ford Theaters in Los Angeles. Links from this session: Our sponsor Fuse Movement Long…

The Journey of Being Brave and Fearless

Session Summary: They say that third time’s a charm, but in the case of dancer and author Renee Harris, every time is a charm when she’s been on the podcast. This bonus session is brought to you to promote the July 6, 2019 event for Developing Next Artist at 626 Night Market in Arcadia California,…

The Difference Between Good and Outstanding

Session Summary: Three dance companies. One good performance. Two outstanding performances. With anything, especially art, the difference between good and outstanding is subjective. This session is a summary of my experiences at three different dance performances from Ate9 Dance Company, Malpaso Dance Company and Batsheva Dance Company .  Listen to this episode to find out the…

Balancing Between Life and Ballet

Session Summary:  Ballet. Balance. These two words clearly go together. Throw in life such as a family with a husband, two young sons, and juggling different responsibilities.  Where does balance come in now? I personally prefer the word harmony over balance but in this context, balance will work. John Lam, Principal Dancer at The Boston…