I had the immense honor of interviewing Meg Howrey on her writing process and her journey back to dance. I hope that you check it out on LA Dance Chronicle.
Honored to share this article on resilience as an artist. I spoke with Bold Journey during this difficult summer and my answers reflect that. I hope you enjoy it.
I am thrilled to announce that I will be joining the incredible Department of Theatre, Dance and Arts Administration at Southern Utah University - as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance. I was lucky enough to field several offers and met amazing dance and theatre professionals and academics all over the country. This particular group is absolutely terrifying in their level of professional accomplishment and scholarship and that is very exciting! If your next move doesn’t terrify you, what is the point?! I will miss the dance community that I have been so intimately connected to in Los Angeles but it is time to put that MFA to use! (Plus I fully intend on being back for work!) Please come and visit! Southern Utah is breathtaking country and Cedar City is right in the center of it.
I was honored to review Ellen O'Connell Whittet's beautiful memoir, What You Become In Flight. What was even better? I was able to interview her and write a profile. I am in love with all she has to say.
Read the article here.
Was honored to join my friend Jillian on her fantastic podcast Grey Maybe. All of the trigger warnings.
Click here to listen on Spotify or find it on Apple, Google, etc....
Had the honor of being profiled by Voyage LA. Grateful that there is interest in my work and journey.
Click here to read the piece!
National Dance Day is everything and everyday to me. It is also a reminder of what I am trying to regain in my life. It has been almost a year since my accident and most people assume all is back to normal. That is so very far from the truth. But there are angels in my life helping me find some joy in moving my body. I am grateful to the gorgeous classes that I take from Malaya, Terri Best and Denise Leitner. Each gives beautiful technical MUSICAL classes. I am not ready to post video, I rarely did that before, but will share a poem.
I am trying to reinhabit my body
Like going home after college
Nothing quite fits
The jarring of my experience
Has knocked me
What should feel
Pushes and stretches
In unfamiliar ways
As if i picked up a jacket
Thinking it mine
It is slightly too tight across the back
Too long in the sleeves
Searching for home in
Like the jacket and the
Twin size bed
Sink into a plié
Breathe in the familiarity
Breath stops when I brush my leg
A certitude of skill honed by years of repetition
Not by the guards
Sitting in judgment in the audition room
Slowly over the years
Drastically in a moment
The chasm between the
Slow sweet decline
I walk into a different room
Try a different house
The jacket lying on the bed
Is not my size
Not my color
I put it on anyway
I put on music
A new artist
Try to move
I try again
I am trying to reinhabit my body
My soul rails against the changes
My broken heart
#dance #dancer #neverstopmoving #recovery #cyclist #choreographer #writer #healing #nationaldanceday
Nancy Dobbs Owen
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