January 30, 2011

Torque Phase-Advance is Not Easier to Explain After Two Glasses of Wine

I spent the greater part of yesterday afternoon reading a study published in the Journal Human Movement Science called “Increased dynamic regulation of postural tone through […]
January 24, 2011

Surely I’m Supposed to Be Somewhere Right Now…

Another show has ended, and as usual I’m slightly dehydrated, happy/sad, and certain that I have somewhere to be right now. I have nowhere to be. […]
January 17, 2011

“Childhood Star” Opens Thursday

My excuse for not blogging this week is the imminent opening of Mary Oslund’s latest work, Childhood Star, at Lincoln Hall as part of Whitebird’s Uncaged […]
January 10, 2011

Barber’s Adagio for Strings = Cocaine

Now that I have your attention, let me direct it to a fascinating article on a recent study examining music’s effect on dopamine levels. The study, led […]
January 8, 2011


Check out Barry Johnson’s enlightening article in Portland Monthly Magazine about Mary Oslund’s work over the years. Mary is truly a cultural treasure, and I’m thrilled […]
January 7, 2011


This evening, as I was watching a Jean Luc Goddard film, the following phrase came to mind: La vie c’est une petite expérience dans un grand […]
December 22, 2010

Make the Pain Go Away

I’ve mentioned the 2008 back pain study published in the British Medical Journal before, but I think it deserves another look. Pain, and particularly back pain, […]
December 20, 2010

This is Where I Live

This has nothing to do with dance or the Alexander Technique, except that Portland is where I chose to do both. I did come here to […]
December 15, 2010

Practicing a Thing vs. Practicing the Process

Last week when my usual Alexander Technique teacher training course class was cancelled, I spent the morning inhibiting and directing at home. To the uninitiated, that […]
December 12, 2010

Black Swan!

Yesterday I saw Darren Aronofsky’s new movie, Black Swan. It’s not often that we get a rad dance film that’s also a horror film. Psychological danger, […]