Creative wildness – a project and a way of life … Kerry-Ann Stanton

In my Open Floor dance training I am being encouraged and challenged to ‘embrace wildness’ in my dance practice. I have been questioning how I might do this when feeling so exhausted? How do wild when all I can conceive of is crawling under a duvet, snuggling in with lots of soft pillows and dancing on the inside. Actually this would be a pretty ‘wild’ response from me given I will...
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Dance, Rampant Anxiety and Feeling Vulnerable – Kerry-Ann Stanton

Writing these articles is a life lesson all on its own! As I ruminate, cogitate, prevaricate, let the general themes of pre-occupation float through me, they sometimes resolve and disappear from desire to write about! Other times I find myself reticent to share at the level the contemplations require. Although I do know some of you, in reality I am writing for (or sharing my writing with) a...
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“A Place and Way to Peg Myself” – a pre-spring reflection on an earlier autumnal contemplation – Kerry-Ann Stanton

Back in late summer, ready for the autumn article ‘All_Pegged_Out’, I wrote: “ … A contemplation of all things ‘pegs’ feels somewhat whimsical and indulgent. Yet it is an ordinary task that I take great pleasure from. With the weather so warm, light and breezy I have been washing all the ‘patchwork’ quilts. So lovely to see them flapping on the line, out of the sun, carefully...
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Wash the dishes, dry the dishes, turn the dishes over! Kerry-Ann Stanton Summer 2014

Wash the dishes, dry the dishes, turn the dishes over! Kerry-Ann Stanton Summer 2014 (In couples facing, with hands joined) Wash the dishes (swing hands back and forth) Dry the dishes (swing hands back and forth) Turn the dishes over (Circle under each other’s arms.) Well Spring sprang forth after I last wrote; and brought its regular dose of lusty wild weather, rain...
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“All pegged out” A pre-autumn contemplation by Kerry-Ann Stanton

I am currently ruminating on ‘pegs’; good old ordinary pegs that you hang clothes out on the line with or on the rack inside or use (as a friend of mine has done twice recently) to embellish temporary installation mandala. The last use generated the comment, “gosh you’ve got a thing about pegs haven’t you?” This in turn occasioned a flurry of conversation about how each of us used...
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