Saturday, October 22, 2016

Interview with actress Julia Cho: I am forging my own path

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I am an actor, an American-born child of Korean immigrant parents, and a native of Los Angeles. I am also a founding member of Artists at Play, a theatre-producing collective based in L.A. that presents work by Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) artists.   Can you […]

Interview with Professional Dancer, Ingrid Graham: Happiness is a Direct Result of Our Actions

November 25, 2014 by  
Filed under Body Image, Dance, Featured, Role Models

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I am a professional dancer, choreographer and teacher. I also sit on two nonprofit boards and help procure funding and publicity for the causes close to my heart. I love working with children and founded a mentoring program for young aspiring dancers in the community. Can […]

Interview with AfterBuzz Host, Kristyn Burtt: Unplugging During Holiday Weekends

Can you tell us a bit about any upcoming projects or events that you are working on? I’m in the middle of the season for the “Dancing With the Stars” after show on AfterBuzz TV. The fans are passionate about their favorite dancers and celebs, so I have to keep on top of all of […]

Meet Actress, Dancer and Model Sam Aotaki

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? Hi! i am Sam Aotaki, I am currently 20 years old and I’m an actress, model and dancer Can you tell us a bit about any upcoming projects that you are working on? i have a couple music videos coming, I am actually directing one myself, […]

A Conversation with Choreographer Tara Nicole Hughes

September 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image, Expressive Arts, Featured, Movement

Our own Robyn Hussa caught up with choreographer Tara Nicole Hughes to get the details on her career, life and what inspires her most. RH: Please tell us about yourself and what you do? TNH: I am a dancer/choreographer.  I started dancing at age 9 at a local studio in Orlando, Florida.  I walked in the […]

Dancing Again

This Guest Post graciously submitted by Mandi Degner. Last week, I finally took a long and honest look at myself in a mirror for the first time in my available memory of life. I didn’t hate her. I didn’t yell at her. I didn’t tell her she was ugly. On Tuesday, I just looked. On […]

I Rise.

As I contemplate my present life and where my life will lead next, I repeatedly return to the idea of reclamation. Body reclamation. For me, reclaiming my body coincides with reclaiming my life. Reclaiming my body – in a myriad of ways – continues to be the single most important commitment I make each day as […]

this is your brain on dance

Scientific American’s 2008 article explains that “unconscious entrainment – the process that causes us to absent-mindedly tap our feet to a beat – reflects our instinct for dance.” It would seem that our brains have evolved around rhythm! Throughout all of the movement tasks in their study, there was activation in areas of the brain that correlate […]

Dance/Movement Therapy: Accessing the Language of the Body

The Language of the Body Movement defines us from the first kick in our mother’s womb till our final breath, and we participate in a dance of life, communicating through our bodies long before we learn to speak using verbal language. Throughout our lives, body language remains our most natural means of recognizing our needs […]

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