In a tiny hotel room in Nürnberg, Germany I carry out the creation process of a solo I will perform Friday, January 20th at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, California for San Francisco Movement Arts Festival. Please check out the link that follows!
This is a solo I will be building upon over the next few months and it is something very sacred to me. This piece visits the potent lessons and great depths of my well traveled self and is being created in various spaces that I encounter throughout the world-none of which will include a proper dance studio. I want to see what comes as I use only what I have in front of me and I don’t want to wait to arrive at the studio to dive into movement. It goes without saying that we are in dark times, and I often feel sad and angry and scared…However, from my deepest parts I believe in my own light and I truly understand how to share it. From my deepest parts, I believe in your light too. I refuse to let sadness, anger and fear halt me in any way. It will never stop me from doing my thing, because I know what I do is healthy for the world. We are all a part of nature and nature always heals itself when given the chance to do so. It is artists who provide the world with the opportunity to heal…we let light in with what we give out. It is our responsibility to continue to create and more importantly continue to share. What is your art if you are not going to share it? This world requires you to shine.
In the clip below, I dance for you and I dance for our home. Across the ocean from my native land in a tiny room I am doing my thing.
Please come visit me in San Francisco at the SFMAF next week!
Featured music: Water by Awir Leon