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SMU – The Final Year!

There are two weeks left before school starts on  Monday August 21. I have a lot to do in those two weeks, revised syllabi for the classes I am teaching – Jazz I and Jazz II. Later in the semester, … Continue reading

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Posterior Tibial Tendon Strain

It has been a while since I have posted anything – just want the things I write about to have some substance – a good reason to write is best. Today is the last day of classes. It is a … Continue reading

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Another Roll Down!

  I will be teaching Jazz III again in spring 2016 (in addition to Jazz II). I made up a new roll down this past semester but since I will have a lot of the same students, I feel it … Continue reading

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Fall Semester 2015 Comes to a Close

The semester is over and it has been a very busy one – just posted my last grades. I taught Jazz I, Jazz III and the final unit of Comp I with The Elements Project – that’s three courses. I was Artistic … Continue reading

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Ezekiel's Wheel in Minneapolis

Zenon opened their fall season last night at the Cowles Center for the Performing Arts in Minneapolis. They are once again doing Ezekiel’s Wheel in preparation for a tour to Cuba in January. I will be traveling with them for a week. … Continue reading

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Three Soloists – Swing Concerto

What a wonderful day. Swing Concerto opened last night. It is the third time I have restaged it at SMU. Today, I had the great fortune of having an interview/conversation with the three soloists, spanning some eleven years. The fates were kind … Continue reading

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New York October 23, 2015

I am in New York again. I was here for ten days last fall during my sabbatical. I am here this time because the students from SMU are performing at the Joyce Theater as part of the Limon Dance Company’s … Continue reading

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Jazzdance/Contemporary?

I had an interesting experience in my Jazz III class at SMU last Thursday. I am teaching the students a solo Le Souvenir. I performed it this past July in the Lost Voices in Jazz concert in the Twin Cities. It was created at … Continue reading

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Ezekiel's Wheel in Cuba

In October 2013, I set Ezekiel’s Wheel on the Zenon Dance Company in Minneapolis. They have a two week cultural exchange with a Cuban choreographer in January 2016. They will be performing the work in Havana and I will get … Continue reading

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SMU Fall 2015

  Monday August 24 is the first day of classes at SMU. It marks my eleventh year in the Division of Dance. I will be teaching Jazz I, Jazz III and the second half of Comp I. I will be … Continue reading

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