Category Archives: Dance

Silo: The Arrival

Yesterday, Maranda and I arrived at Kirkland Farm with the opportunity to participate in the Silo Guest Artist Residency. After driving ten hours through the night, it was refreshing to arrive on location and explore the property. It’s a fully functioning farm- horses, cows, little (and massive) pups running around, and, obviously, several barns. Quaint, cozy, and filled with inspiration.

Naturally, I’ll post photos and videos soon. But for now, just know that since we’ve arrived, four pieces have been born. Some will last longer than others, but it’s all about process, exploration, and discovery. What happens will happen; we can’t ask for anything more.

So, for now, I’m going to pamper my sore limbs with excessive amounts of Aleve, Tylenol Extra Strength, and sea salt gelato topped with bananas. I’m obviously assuming that the latter of the three will be equally as effective as the first two options. So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night.

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“To dance is to be yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power on earth and it is yours for the taking.”

Today, I needed a little Agnes to remind me of what I already know. It’s so easy, as an artist, to lose yourself in your own mind. Misguided passion is common; the urge for new experiences can often lead us astray from our “intended” path. But, it’s so important to remember that our bodies, much like the world, are a melting pot. They crave new movement, excitement, and have been carefully crafted to serve our every desire. I refuse to let movement define me as a dancer. To dance is to be yourself.. And I have chosen to define my own movement.

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kinêtre

kinesthesia: awareness of the position and movement of the parts of the body by means of proprioceptors in the muscles and joints

être: to be

kinêtre: to be aware of the position and movement of the parts of my body as i embark on the wonderful adventure that is life and art