Category Archives: Dance

Katherine Dunham, healing,


These dry bones in this castle of 53 years warn me that I shouldn’t attempt that double pirouette when my spine attempts to block, my mind tells it, “not yet” I look at my teacher, an octogenarian of 85 years … Continue reading

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FOREIGN WISDOM (Japanese/German/English Words of Wisdom from Masako, my Japanese Eurythmy friend

  Rummaging through my old journals, I luckily stumbled upon a poem that my friend, Masako, had given me during my recovery from a hysterectomy.  Masako and I met while we studied Eurythmy at the Academy of Eurythmische Kunst in Switzerland. I recall … Continue reading

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Black Link of the Chain

Black Link of the Chain By Anna Rene Greene Dell’Era Written January 7, 2011 The sparrow awakens me with his chirp Again, a returned resume waits in my mailbox I hold back a burp I am an educated opinionated black … Continue reading

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Othella, my 85 year old dance teacher

If I ever hear anyone talk about how tired they are or if my nieces or colleague’s daughters mention that they have no time to stay fit, I tell them about my 85 year old dance teacher who “never complains”.

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