Wednesday, November 30, 2011

on my christmas list

feeling nostalgic today in Grand Central...

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The body will speak the image, the language must be articulate, clear, spoken without reservation whether in sadness or joy, the commitment is total. Freedom and spontaneity rest light and secure on the discipline of training. The gift of many teachers is in who’s hands the even more precious gift of talent has been entrusted. This is the special world, in which life and artistry are one, woven from the same fabric. In this world the possibility of anything becomes the probability of everything. Limited only by the extent of the work that has been done and the bounds of the imagination of those involved. The prizes will be great, as will be the cost. Nothing less than total dedication.
-phyllis gutelius (martha graham dancer)

today's word love


  1. (esp. of a change or distinction) So delicate or precise as to be difficult to analyze or describe.
  2. (of a mixture or effect) Delicately complex and understated.

“The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink.”

– George Orwell, "Politics and the English Language," 1946

“A kiss is a lovely trick, designed by nature, to stop speech when words become superfluous.”
– Ingrid Bergman

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Albert Cullum

If all children could be so lucky! From the documentary A Touch of Greatness.
"Every child has a success level, be it art, math, drama. It is a matter of finding it and that child will feel his success."

"A Touch of Greatness" 2002 (short trailer ver.) from Denise Petrizzo on Vimeo.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Your movement always in my blood, dear Martha, thank you.
Aya has taken up the cello

Saturday, November 5, 2011