There are advantages to persevering with a question or thought which rises up during the early teens and then appears and reappears throughout one’s life. For me this question was a philosophical one. I felt a need to understand the very nature of dance.
When you hear the word “dancer,” what is the first image that comes to mind? Is it a woman in the peak of her beauty dancing in nature? Now take that same image and see the woman in her sixties. Can you?
When I was young, my grandparents encouraged me to take piano lessons as my grandmother always commented that my long fingers should play effortlessly across the keys. With weekly lessons and one recital later, I concluded that I was not connecting with this grand instrument and asked to end my lessons. My family did not pressure me to pursue the piano or any other musical instrument. Therefore, I chose to pursue my interests of dance, sports and French
When your life passes between flasks, fire, books and plants, alchemy evolves from a vocational passion to become a language to express yourself and understand the world. For a long time the paradigm from which I have observed life has been that of the hermit. As its name suggests, every time someone asks me what that paradigm is, I answer that it is a form of life learned from observing the Universe and its laws and reproducing them in the earthly world. That is magic, learning, understanding, and reproducing the laws of Nature.
It is never too late to move your body. It is paramount, especially in these times, to take the time to move your body, awaken the spirit and invigorate all your cells