Sanctuary & the Heart ~ Fire

An angel told me, “The only way to walk through fire without getting burned is to become fire.” Drew Dellinger It seems there is so much peace within our hearts and at the same time such a passionate and wild fire. While care-taking for my elderly mother, who is recovering from a femur fracture and surgery in her nursing home, I am reminded of the necessity of  an open-heart of compassion while holding onto an inner fierceness...

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SOMA Songs

Voice and song are the newest conscious layers to  DailyDance practice at Butopia. This month I entered the space of SOMA (Sanctuary of Moving Arts) and/or the LAND here at Butopia seeking specific teachings and to deepen my relationship and understanding of our plant relatives. The trees have been especially strong. Alder, Douglas Fir, Cedar, Madrona and Yew have all shown up to dance and sing with me during December. Today Aloe Vera and Sea...

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a clearing

“For a dancer, God is SPACE.” -Yoshito Ohno Before there can be anything, there must be a clearing. In this clearing a11 creation is possible. This is true for butoh as it is for life. We may have tried and tried to “make” something happen and then one day; one moment, it just was clear. The gratitude I feel for finally beginning to realize this 20+ year dream of creating a butoh dance sanctuary is immense. It is...

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