November 12, 2016 CHOREOGRAPHY Part 5

This is a final entry in a series of quick blog posts to share some of the inspiration, development, and meaning behind choreographies that will be presented in Luz...

Title: Sangre 
(Solea) 

Solea, the “mother” of flamenco palos, will close…

November 11, 2016 CHOREOGRAPHY Part 4

Continuing this series of quick blog posts to share some of the inspiration, development, and meaning behind choreographies that will be presented in Luz...

Title: Dar a Luz 
a percussive piece featuring the rhythms of Diego "El Negro" Muñoz

November 10, 2016 CHOREOGRAPHY Part 3

Continuing this series of quick blog posts to share some of the inspiration, development, and meaning behind choreographies that will be presented in Luz...

Title: No Tiene Cuna 
(Nana) 

This piece was choreographed by Fanny Ara and is set to…

November 9, 2016 CHOREOGRAPHY Part 2

Continuing this series of quick blog posts to share some of the inspiration, development, and meaning behind some of the pieces that will be presented in Luz.


Title: Alumbre 
(Sevillanas) 

This piece was choreographed by Fanny Ara in 2015…

November 8, 2016 CHOREOGRAPHY Part 1

Though Luz gets presented in the course of just one night, the choreography for Luz has been in the works for several years! In the next series of quick blog posts, I'd like to share some of the inspiration, development…

October 25, 2016

I feel like molasses. I’m moving so slowly, but thank God I’m inching along. It is hard to believe that Luz is now less than 6 weeks away. I want so much to make it perfect, to have all the…

October 3, 2016

I don’t have the greatest “relationship” with flamenco right now, but I am grateful that flamenco doesn’t make me choose between soft and hard, between weak and strong. I’m grateful that flamenco is best with both.  
  
#Luz still has me…

September 26, 2016


I know we all have days or weeks packed with highs and lows, epiphanies then tragedies, blessings and then burdens again. The last two weeks have been like that for me. I’ve been given wonderful news then awful news then…

September 12, 2016 - Loving Mondays


My three-year-old daughter, Gloria, joined me in the studio today. While I rehearsed, she played for a while by herself, but eventually she left her toys and distractions and walked right up to the mirror. Gloria’s immediate response to seeing…

September 5, 2016 - Looking for Luz


Luz will be presented the first weekend of December in Phoenix and Tucson.  
  
Though I wish I could give you this news with balloons and confetti and lots of exclamation points, I’m going to tell you that in all honesty…

Staying in the room

#Luz Update: 
  
There was a moment in Carlisle 116 last week when I felt something very different. I wish it could have lasted longer than a moment, but I’m grateful for it anyhow. It occurred to me, as I moved…