2015: The Year in Dance

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Greetings all!!!

Yes, I am alive. Yes, I have been busy. Yes, the year is basically done. While it has been almost a month since my last entry on New York Dreaming, the blog has not been very far from my mind. In fact, if any of my friends or family members are reading this, you have heard me say on numerous occasions “I haven’t blogged in WEEKS!”

Well, such is life.

I could go into the details of the long filming days for Shampagne, the readings I was able to participate in, That Bachelorette Show fun, my Shakespeare students’ final workshop presentation, et al, but I won’t.

Instead, I have made a compilation of all the dance videos I have created this year! At last count there were 12, one for each month of the year, but more importantly, each video represents a theater or film project I had the opportunity to “open” over the course of this year!

 

 

I hope that you had a Merry Christmas and I wish you nothing but the best, in the New Year. For 2016, there will be fewer posts and a new design, but the dreams continue to build and evolve, so I’m not going anywhere!!!

 

Ciao 🙂

  Happy Sunday

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Supporting new friends, seeing evocative theatre and more web series planning were on tap for this gorgeous weekend. Hard to believe that summer is quickly winding down, I mean Labor Day is in TWO weeks. Remember to approach the day with luck and a wink 😉 Are you ready for more? Because I am. And if you’re not, here’s a video to get you dancing, laughing or just off the couch.

Ciao

Happy Birthday to Me!

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Today is my birthday! While this photo was taken last summer in Duck, just know that my outfit is probably the same, but the sand is whiter and the ocean is greener! So happy to be celebrating my 26th birthday with Cynthia in the St.Thomas sun!

Home tomorrow, but until then I’m going to enjoy my last full day of paradise.

Ciao!!!

Happy Friday

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Well, another Friday, another opening night! Dance party “Private Lives” edition is ready for ya! If you’re in the city this weekend please come down to the Schapiro Theater and check it out! Hope you enjoy!

Music featured: Karmin’s “I Want It All” from Pulses

Ciao 🙂

Happy Friday

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Happy Friday!

Another work week is behind us, “Not In This Room,” the production I’m currently in opens tonight, and darn it I’ve had a good week. So what do I do when I have a good week? I dance, naturally. 🙂

Have a stupendous weekend friends!

Ciao

“Warrior”
(feat. Mark Foster & A-Trak)

My hands are tied
But my eyes are open
This modern denial
Has me broken

Nothing mystical
No hullabaloo
Just chemicals
And no one looking down on you

What am I thinking (if you’re so sure it’s rational)
While the world’s shrinking (but that don’t make it logical)
What am I thinking (if you say I’m just an animal)
I feel like I’m sinking (you can’t explain away the way I feel)

You’re just pushing me down, pushing me down, pushing me down
(They tell you ‘trust your head, be like men’ but never feel like you’re good enough)
You’re just crushing me down, crushing me down, crushing me down
(They wanna take our light, make us fight, but never cry for the ones you love)

(I’ll be your warrior, warrior)

You’re taking over
And I’m feeling small
When I was a child
I knew it all

Nothing magical
No hologram behind the door
Just a chain reaction
But I know I’m made for more!

What am I thinking (if you’re so sure it’s rational)
While the world’s shrinking (but that don’t make it logical)
What am I thinking (if you say I’m just an animal)
I feel like I’m sinking (you can’t explain away the way I feel)

And you’re just pushing me down, pushing me down, pushing me down
(They tell you, ‘trust your head, be like men’ but never feel like you’re good enough)
You’re just pushing me down, pushing me down, pushing me down
(They wanna take our light, make us fight, but never cry for the ones you love)

And you’re just pushing me down, pushing me down, pushing me down
(You wanna change the world, but your girls will be seen and not be heard)
You just crushing me down, crushing me down, crushing me down
(They wanna take our light, make us fight, but never cry for the ones you love)

And you’re just pushing me down, pushing me down, pushing me down
(They tell you, ‘trust your head, trust your head’)
You’re just pushing me down, pushing me down, pushing me down
(They wanna take our light, take our light, but never cry for the ones you love)

And you’re just pushing me down, pushing me down, pushing me down
(You wanna change the world, but your girls will be seen and not be heard)
You just crushing me down, crushing me down, crushing me down
(They wanna take our light, make us fight, but never cry for the ones you love)

Say YES! October

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Man oh man, am I happy I waited an extra day before writing my monthly theme post for October. In the past 48 hours, my brain has been humming with so many creative ideas that I have FINALLY started to put them down on paper. (This is truly a big deal, let me tell you.)

I was on the subway this morning, furiously writing when a thought struck me: The last time I was this excited, scared, and thrilled was when I decided to publish my first blog post. And lo and behold, eighteen months later, I am now writing, on said blog, about my next creative foray.

I honestly don’t want to give too many details at the moment, because everything is still incubating in my mind. It really makes sense that the week New York is finally embracing autumn the next chapter in my career’s journey begins.

So with that vague set-up in mind my monthly goals are to say “YES!” A resounding yes, to all of the opportunities that are coming my way, that I’m not even aware of. William Shatner said it best:

“Why say “yes”? “Yes” means opportunity. “Yes” makes the dots in your life appear. And if you’re willing and open, you can connect these dots. You don’t know where these dots are going to lead, and if you don’t invest yourself fully, the dots won’t connect. The lives you make with those dots always lead to interesting places. “No” closes doors. “Yes” kicks them wide open…..As long as you’re able to say “yes”, the opportunities keep coming, and with them, the adventures. Say “no” to fear and complacency. Keep saying “yes” and the journey will continue.”
William Shatner, Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large

Second, I want to fully embrace all that the season has to offer. With my Fall Firsts bucket list, I’ll be able to explore the city in a new way, finding new favorite places, getting to know some of the other boroughs a little bit better, and becoming more comfortable with enjoying my own company. One of the things I love most about living in this city is that there is always something new to discover, even if it has technically been here the whole time. Discovery is a great thing, and I really want to dive in head first!

Super duper ecstatic about this month and can’t wait to look back on it in November with a humongous smile on my face!

Ciao 🙂