Want to be in a dance film? Not a dancer? No problem! Very cool collaboration between choreographer Bebe Miller & filmmaker Mitchell Rose. Check it out!
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Wow - April has bloomed too quickly. Class, teach, grade, class, teach, grade, eat, homework, sleep, repeat...
This month was the premiere of my latest work titled In Between Blooms. It was performed here at Texas Woman's University in our DanceMakers concert. I'm really happy with the final product. Having a great dancer to work with doesn't hurt :)
Angela in turn made an awesome video dance of me!
Let me know what you think!
Monday, April 1, 2013
Why hello, fourth month of the year! Pretty soon it will be the end of my 2nd year of grad school... then the 4th of July... then my last year of grad school will begin in August... then I'll turn 27 in November... and then it will be holiday time... eeeek! Time flies.
I was loving the weather today. We danced outside in modern because we are preparing for our Arts Triangle performance outside on Thursday. It was nice but it got hot fast!
Our dwarf pomegranate bush is greening up and blooming. I'm crossing my fingers we may be able to eat this year's fruit! Maybe this weekend I'll buy a few flowers for my 2 big flower pots out front. If only I had a green thumb to grow something like this...
We'll see. Wish me and my brown thumb some luck.
Monday, March 25, 2013
I really love this time of year. The sun stays out longer, the grass turns green again, and my flowers can stay alive outside! I'm looking forward to planting some potted flowers soon. If only we could keep the annoying fire ants off of the yard here in Texas. Hazardous!
I also love Easter candy that comes along with this time of year. While grocery shopping today I may have added a box of mini chocolate bunnies to my basket. Not for kids or relatives... for me :) Time to sit back, relax, read some Martha Stewart, and eat chocolate bunnies.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Welcome to March, my friends. I can't believe it is mid-semester already. I've nearly completed 2 of my 3 years in graduate school and I am so happy and excited and nervous about being finished next year. I am loving teaching ballet and dance appreciation this semester - it is certainly a learning experience every time I teach, take class, write, read, and perform. Wow! I am looking forward to no homework and a full-time salary again after I graduate. Not to mention it will be nice to live in the same state as my husband 7 days a week versus 2 days a week!
This past weekend Austin and I had a wonderful time at our friend Amelia's wedding. He has known her since they were newborns - so cool. I can't think of some one not related to me that I've known and continue to talk to at this point in my life. Anyway, she looked lovely, her husband was handsome, and it was great to see her again. Austin made this collage that I love comparing them to when they were kiddos:
Wow. That is certainly an 80s photo on the left :) Possibly early 90s...
Congrats, Amelia and Isaiah!
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Hint: you won't. Not that it's a bad thing. These past nearly 2 weeks have been pretty consistently happy, productive, and exciting. I somehow got out of a little slump and into a happier place, but I'm not sure what caused me to get out of the slump! I think something just clicked in my head - stop trying to get everything done, constantly living in the future, disliking whatever task I'm working on at the time. I'm doing this grad school thing and I'm learning more than I ever expected, especially in such a short amount of time. And I get to do things I love, be around cool artists all the time, and make money at the same time. I'll take it! No need to get me out of this labyrinth just yet - I'm enjoying the crazy things I'm finding along the way.
And if I do still have a rough day for some reason, I can just look at this picture Austin drew of himself on the Valentine's Day card he gave me:
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
It's true - Austin and I booked flights to Iceland for vacation in July. Insane, right!?
We've been eyeing the country for quite some time and I got so excited when I clicked "purchase" this afternoon I really thought I might pee my pants. We have saved up thousands of credit card points for years and so we basically got one ticket plus some for free.
Some things I'm excited about:
- whale watching
- the blue lagoon
- 20 hours of daylight
- the northern lights (possibly)
- beautiful landscapes
image via here.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
This past week I received a link to photos of a culminating project concert I was in last November. We ate rocks - you know, nothing out of the ordinary...
Ok, we didn't actually eat rocks. But we danced with them and put them in our mouths... and we liked to think a certain part of the music said "eat rocks" ...
photos by Dayna Morgan
choreographed by Amanda McCorkle