Dance Criticism

I started yoga after dancing professionally. I needed something to fulfill that spot that dancing did. Yoga gave that to me and much MOR. In fact, it was with one of my dance colleagues that I first studied yoga. Turns out many of my yoga friends and senior teachers also came to yoga this way, after dancing with choreographers and companies like, Twyla Tharp, Martha Graham, Lucinda Childs, and others. Years later I was asked to review a dance concert and then suddenly found myself writing about many of the companies and choreographers who had for a long time been my inspiration.

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique and if you block it, it will not exist through any medium and will be lost – the world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable, nor how it compares with other expressions- it is your business to keep it true, an to keep the channel open.”

Martha Graham to Agnes de Mille