Dance and ‘loose wires’

Recently, about twenty minutes into our one hour Inspirita_Dance session, after a wobbly song, the PA went dead. No sound at all. It is a credit to the regular Inspirita_Dancers that they all kept dancing while a very temporary fix was put in place. Post-session investigation revealed a loose wire connection to the battery within the PA. Relief at a minor repair and amusement at the...
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Writing on Spring, for Spring, with spring?! Kerry-Ann Stanton 2014

Spring comes after winter – yes, I know blindingly obvious AND it does have its own difficulties for me. When I looked through my writing files back to 2005 I noticed several things. First, spring is the time of year I am most likely not to write a piece for this newsletter; four out of the ten years I didn’t or couldn’t write. Second, my themes have all been connected to coming through...
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What is saving my life right now? An Early Winter Reflection by Kerry-Ann Stanton

I tend to write these newsletter pieces based on what is currently ‘preoccupying’ me. I am reading “An Altar in the World”, by Barbara Brown Taylor and in her introduction she tells the story of being asked to “come tell us what is saving your life now”. She interpreted this as figuring out what her life depended on in that particular moment in time and space. I find this an...
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Body as Pathway: Kerry-Ann Stanton

Reflections on a day … back in February! At 0620 this morning, outside the room I am meditating in, there is a click, click, followed by a building crescendo. Yes, the cicadas of summer are in full tune, most of the day and well into the night; a noisy and audible reminder of the cycles of nature. I feel attuned to the rhythm of the day and the seasons. At 0753 the tide is full down at my...
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Dancing through transitions: Kerry-Ann Stanton, Inspirita_Dance

Over the years of writing I have talked about being in transition, just coming through a transition or sensing that change is just around the corner.  As summer approaches again, so too, change and transition are present in my life and most importantly DANCE is in my life like never before. I have finished my Post Graduate Diploma in Dance Studies and feel thoroughly stimulated and challenged....
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