The Best Part of Watching NY Sports

is seeing this commercial

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How I start my day….Eau Le Doet

I know these videos are old but after I wake up, stretch and meditate I watch these videos.  They keep me laughing all day. good times, man…good times!!

Waka’s part around 3:14. is the  best.

 

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Every little Step- “no description available” is fitting for this ish.

I guess no one ever said Mike Tyson was a good mover. But I thought he’d be less awkward. It’s true, some black people can’t dance. However, Wayne Brady kills it!! And Bobby just looks old and bloated..so sad so sad. Brady definitely scores some points with me. But I still don’t know how he feel about black women,  so I can’t really rock with him.

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“Nothing Gold Can Stay”

Looking through my blackberry pics and I want to share some of the cool things I stopped to appreciate while walking around this summer. Summer is over ….womp womp The heat was brutal on my dry ass eczema ridden skin, so I’m glad this fall weather is bearable.

I knooow, right?! this is amazing.

I spotted this on 87th and broadway, chalked on the sidewalk by

This just made me laugh

the beginning of summer

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Don’t tell a dancer to audition for SYTYCD…it’s a little offensive

I’ve been thinking about this article by Gia Kourlas for over a week.  There is a lot here for dancers and performers to draw from. I just suggest you read it for yourself.

Time to Put Choreography Back on Its Feet; By GIA KOURLAS; Published: September 2, 2010

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/05/arts/dance/05label.html#

What I appreciated most about this article is it made me rethink the definition of choreography. And when I go home I’m going to revisit my old dance composition books and binders from school.

I’ve been thinking about the strange interactions I have when describing the dances I’ve worked on.When asked what type or kind of dance I “do”?  I usually get really nervous because I can’t answer that. I mean- I usually just frolic around, crawl around and play with props. Nevertheless, after I define myself as dancer I wince when someone suggests I should try out for So You Think You Can Dance? And then I give the side eye.

And while I use to fantasize about Alvin Ailey dancers, I now cringe when I am told that I should look into dancing with them. This is not to say that SYTYCD is at all comparable to AAADT. Let’s be honest, that Fox network show is quite dreadful. But unfortunately, to most of America any dance form that is not ballet is defined but what you see on SYTYCD. And the most natural or only recognizable institution for a black dancer (such as myself) is AAADT.

I would have to be 4 years younger and I’d have to do some serious training to even consider auditioning for the AAADT. Fortunate for me, I have no interest in doing that.  More importantly those scenarios are proof of the limited vocabulary we have for movement forms. Recently I made a bold move. An acquaintance  asked me, what do you do? I told him I’m a movement instructor.  And then he gave me a really weird look.  So that was pretty pointless.

I mean, I know being able to communicate through language is based un accepted and recognized meanings that are referenced by symbols as words. But I’m very frustrated by the limited understanding of movement exploration or the overflowing meaning of dance. While dance’s definition becomes more and more shapeless, Kourlas concludes the article saying, it [choreography] moves beyond dance and performance to represent the most expansive way to think. It’s time to reclaim the word before someone else gets a hold of it. It stands for too much. So let me go work of the two pieces I’ve committed to and I’ll figure out what choreography is for me.

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CELEBRATING HAITI AT BRIDGE CULTURE FESTIVAL THIS SATURDAY

Sat. July 31, 4-6pm @ Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
[Rain Location: Tobacco Warehouse]
Featuring Performances By:
Jennifer Celestin [Haiti Cultural Exchange] / Storytelling
Peniel Guerrier Dance Company / Dance
Buyu Ambroise & the Blues in Red Band / Music
FINAL WEEKEND!

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BRIDGE CULTURE – Event Schedule
Week 4 – Saturday, July 31: HAITI
4:00pm – Jennifer Celestin / Haiti Cultural Exchange: storytelling
4:30pm – Peniel Guerrier Dance Company: dance
5:00pm – Buyu Ambroise and the Blues in Red Band: music
Old Fulton St at Furman St
DUMBO, Brooklyn NY 11201
A/C to High St · F to York St · M/R to Court St
2/3 to Clark St · 4/5 to Borough Hall

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Drinking vs. Yoga

This is hysterical. Thanks MaryAllen!

Research  confirms that drinking gives you the same benefits as yoga! Look at the  following…

Savasana
Position  of total relaxation.



Balasana
Position  that brings the sensation of peace and calm.


Setu  Bandha Sarvangasana
This  position calms the brain and heals tired legs.


Marjayasana
Position  stimulates the midirift area and the spinal column.


Halasana
Excelent  for back pain and imsomnia.



Dolphin
Excelent  for the shoulder area, thorax, legs, and arms.


Salambhasana
Great  excersice to stimulate the lumbar area, legs, and arms..


Ananda  Balasana
This  position is great for masaging the hip area.


Malasana
This  position, for ankles and back muscles.

Pigeon
Tones  the body, and builds flexibility and helps get rid of ‘stress’.

all  those years…. I had no idea that I was actually exercising. I feel much  better now!

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