But, today felt different. We had an amazing guest teacher, Desmond Richardson,
Artistic Director/Co.Founder/Artist-in-Residence of a company based in NYC, Complexions Contemporary Ballet.
This gent was golden inspiration. He made us take the barre away and just start moving. Pure movement and unadulterated breathing and life and freedom. Ugh, I sound like a new-age needlepoint. But my point is this: I didn't stop to worry about myself or my body, or any of the other detailed issues that I usually let get in my way during class time. Today, I was gettin' busy on the dance floor... but not in the 'get it, gurrrl' kind of way... but kinda also like that too. Am I making sense? I was getting busy by pushing myself and trying to really dwell inside this class, but also I gave myself the freedom to relax and mess up, and move like moving was still fun. All things Desmond Richardson kept reminding us today in class. Like I said, this man was a brilliant teacher... salve for my boredom, chicken soup for my soul.
Check out Complexions Contemporary Ballet THIS Tuesday evening (TOMORROW) at Kingsbury Hall... or check them out on the web: Complexions Contemporary Ballet