Week 3 in our series that came from our installation at Fresh Arts. The piece was called The Black Space, and included these tiny silent dances meant to be seen on your smart phones.
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What are the 20 best foods to eat for breakfast? Some of these may surprise you. Read the article from Health.com to get more details. Some of these had my brow furrowing skeptically….
Orange juice (what?! Didn’t we JUST hear about all the sugar in this?)
Cranberry juice (I’m imagining in small doses, but boy do I love this)
Cereal (careful on this one)
Whole wheat bread (careful on this one too)
First Frame Dance : To the Brim (Director’s note: Laura! You were in Quiver first!)
One thing you always do when preparing for a performance:
It’s important for me to get a good nights sleep, eat a healthy meal and if I don’t make it to a technique class I will definitely go to yoga.
After performance :
Stretch, eat, shower and I try to make it a point to journal my performance experience. What felt good and how to achieve that feeling again if possible and if something didn’t go as planned how to work on it for the next performance.
Fave moment in performance:
I was performing my senior solo in NYC both my sister and niece flew up from Houston to come to the performances. As I was performing my solo (which was about my niece) there was a moment that I looked into the audience and my niece was looking right back at me smiling and reaching towards me. It has happened a few times since where I perform and I make eye contact with family members or friends unplanned its a special feeling seeing those you love supporting you.
P: I think that dance will continue to change, shrink, and grow as it has done in the past. I feel that Dance reflects, many times, how our economy is doing. The better people are doing financially, the more chances we see children being put into dance classes and movement classes. So on a home level, I think we will see an influx of kids taking formal dance classes. Sadly, we will see the opposite in public schools. Each year, more and more emphasis is placed on high stakes testing and less on developing the “whole child.” Schools find themselves cornered and having to make cuts and losing artist teachers in the schools because the budget cannot support them. I think families will have to make the extra effort to seek opportunities to expose their children to the arts. As for dance itself, the smaller our world becomes through technology, the more we will see other cultures and styles influencing all types of dance. I think that is really exciting! It is so interesting to watch contemporary pieces and recognize elements of hip hop, folklore, and even language incorporation. Continue reading