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  • Just…Dance!

    Lots of dance at this time of year with many friends having their shows. Bolt by Jeryl Palana’s Art on Earth company started off Asian American Month with a focus on three women choreographers. I had a blast watching them and moderating the Q&A afterwards. Such wonderful artists! And there were other shows—my friend Demetrius […]

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  • It Can Get Ugly

    The timing was right–I happened to be in Berkeley working on a project when my brother, Vincent, had an upcoming performance. Vince has been studying jazz guitar for about 3 years and he performs with 2 different groups. I was excited to see him perform, of course. Here’s our text conversation before my trip: ViL: […]

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  • Broken open

    There’s a famous poem by Rumi: Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance, when you’re perfectly free. I take an average of 8 to 9 dance classes a week. This seems to surprise some people. The busier I […]

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