Spontaneous Dreams Dancing Freely & Fleetingly

You know how when you just wake up and know you have been dreaming but can not quite recall what? This happens to me A LOT. I often miss being able to have & hold the richness of this dream material as enjoyment, insight, material for creative inspiration and contemplation. There are lots of folks that will teach you how to recall night dreams more easily, and what do DO with them when you do. But that is not what happened this past week....

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frogs, seaweed, birds, shells

After completing a water ceremony at the delta of Oyster Creek just before the sun set, the frogs were croaking loudly in the nearby pond. The sun had such an incredible golden glow, that I wanted to capture the inner feeling tone of interconnection to this magical place and it’s inhabitants with a dance practice. Connecting here to the earth, the seaweed, the shells, the sun, the birds… with the symphony of frogs to move my...

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Significant Plants & Animals

“Make me sweet again Fragrant and wild And thankful For any small thing.” -Rumi Our current theme is Plants & Animals so MomoButoh practice partner Patricia and I vowed to engage at least one Significant Plant &/or Animal relative each day in a butoh dance exchange. So far, so good. We have engaged with trees, humans, sticks, roots, snails, flowers, anemones, herons, whales and spiders among others. Each relative has a...

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Dreams of Seasons Passed

This post is dedicated to this dreamy dancing life and some key performances that have arisen from soul, imagination and sensation during the past 5 moons (except Memorial Dance which was a homage to WW II veteran Kazuo Ohno presented on 5/31/10 with live video released publicly on 6/1/11 in memory of sensei’s passing 1 year ago). Memorial Dance was performed at Langley Middle School as part of the poetry of veterans shared for VRC Annual...

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Rose and Cactus Flower S.O.

i am in love with discovering my significant others. a tire swing teaches me balance a blade of grass and breeze preach ease listening . . . reveling in every precious moment i can’t help but beam. i am surprised again and again. “and i find i know what i already knew” I had a lovely dance with a rose bush in my grandma’s garden. after asking to be shown my S.O., a hawk flew overhead and my core led me to the...

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