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April 18, 2016

Since the birth of my son 3.5 years ago my work has (understandably) gone through a bit of a transition.  No longer able to self produce two year performance projects I'm in the throws of finding new work that inspires me, uses my talents and pay my bills.

 

It is no sma...

September 4, 2014

My past three days dances have varied widely.  I like that.  I like that I can learn something in body as well as mind by virtue of taking 30 minutes of the day to do what pleases me. Don't get me wrong - some days I don't succeed.  Two night's ago my dance being...

August 5, 2014

I've just completed the grooviest-happiest-jive making-bouncing-rockin'-gotta-LOVE-GLASGOW EIGHT DAYS of dancing with other people as part of the Glasgow Green Live Zone Commonwealth Festival Hoo-HA-HA-HA!  And it was simply SPECTACULAR :) I figure all in all I danced...

March 1, 2012

“HIYA! Where you been?” he said with great familiarity, welcoming me on Buchanan Street, “haven’t seen ya in a while”.

 

I stopped and surveyed the young man’s fresh face, his genuine happiness at seeing me, and in that moment I marvelled in our common humanity.  I first...

February 28, 2012

I had a beautiful thought the other day. One should have beautiful thoughts all the time, but sometimes they just grab ya unexpected like.  My friend David and I went for a wee jaunt in the wild Whinny Wood near Loch Lomond on Sunday.  I’ve known David since moving to...

November 2, 2011

Man comes up to me mid-pirouette

 

“Did you ever think about chi”?  he asks.

 

This random exchange is pretty usual for me during my Clyde-side dances.

 

“Chi“?  I reply removing my ipod earphones.

 

“I mean, is that what they call it”? he continues waving his hands about to i...

October 25, 2011

It’s time to focus on our youth.

 

“We’re already too youth obsessed!” you might say, and rightly so. Except that I would argue that the mainstream (media) focus given to ‘youth’ is not about ‘being young’ at all, but more about being fast, sexy, unlined, unlived, and (t...

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