dear Friends ~
These are fast-changing, deeply disorienting days. In the midst of turmoil, it can be challenging to know what to do. Are you feeling that, too?
This very week marks the 20th anniversary of my career as a movement educator. I have dedicated my professional life to creative connection and the practice of presence in body, mind and heart. I believe that this connection and presence is necessary for living a full human life, especially when times are difficult. It is with reluctance and sadness then that I have decided not to teach in-person classes at least for the next two weeks. But this feels like the best decision and in alignment with what we know now about this fast-moving virus. At the end of March, I will reassess the situation and determine how best to proceed.
So here we are. In hard times. And “hard times require furious dancing.” So while the current circumstances require us to stay separated, current technology allows us to be together. And THAT is what I am all about, my friends.
In the coming weeks, I will offer online classes via Facebook Live (I’m working on YouTube, too). I’m figuring it out as I go along and absolutely don’t know what I’m doing, but come jump in with me! This afternoon, after some bobbling around, I taught a 30-minute class to see how it might work. You can check it out here.
The playlist is below and I would be grateful if you commented or emailed me with any ideas, suggestions, feedback and in general about how I can make it work better for you (anybody know anything about using OBS streaming software, Facebook Live or YouTube Live? what length of class would work best? any time of day that would be preferable?). How I can be of service even while we are apart?
Tomorrow, Sunday, March 15, 2020 from approximately 3-4pm Eastern time I will teach another class on Facebook Live at the Focus Pocus Facebook page. (You will also be able to access the class later if that time doesn’t work for you.) Please join me and people from all over for some flowing, fabulous, furious dancing! I look forward to hearing from you about what would help you most through these turbulent and uncertain times.
Hard Times Require Furious Dancing ~ Facebook Live class from Dancing Water
Saturday, March 14, 2020, 4pm
Spring Clean ~ 4:48 ~ The Happening
Back to Earth ~ 5:27 ~ Rusted Root
Malawi Moonlight (Dance Version) ~ 5:26 ~ African Tribal Orchestra
Water of Love ~ 5:26 ~ Dire Straits
Shaking the Tree ~ 6:28 ~ Peter Gabriel
People of Peace ~ 3:26 ~ Gary Stroutsos