These are a few of my favorite things.....
Jeanne Ruddy Dance Company
Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company
Claire Jacob-Zysman and Dancers
Arts Center of the Capital Region
The Egg/Center for the Perfoming Arts
National Museum of Dance
Albany Swing Dancing
Discount Dance Supply
Ballet Talk for Dancers
Bits and Pieces
“A peach is a peach if it has a pit. One doesn’t see the pit unless one digs into the peach. The specific image for the performing artist is rarely known or seen as such by the audience. It may be sensed or felt, and when a performance is truly successful, the audience supplies a pit-a specific image- out of its own life and imagination. It is then that what we all strive for is happening. The audience is involved and the dancer, for whom the specific image is as real as the pit in the peach, informs all that she he does with strength and conviction. Thus the act of a dance performance becomes a mutual act of creation by artist and audience.”
The Six Questions by Daniel Nagrin
The Wit and Wisdom of Tom Waits
"The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life. Since man is mortal, the only immortality possible for him is to leave something behind him that is immortal since it will always move. This is the artist's way of scribbling "Kilroy was here" on the wall of the final and irrevocable oblivion through which he must someday pass." -William Faulkner
Thought of You animation by Ryan Woodward
"Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself."
Bill T. Jones: A Good Man
Zoe B. Zak is an amazing musician and human spirit who I had the privilege of performing with while dancing with the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Co. Check her out!
The Art of Douglas E. Draper Jr.