Yes. Yes, I know it’s been a loooong time since my last post or update or video. One year to be exact. I went a little MIA. It’s a habit of mine. Artist hibernation maybe?
I don’t want you to forget about me, so please allow me to re-introduce myself! Here’s a bit about me: I grew up in St. Croix, USVI but I’m really a ‘Third Culture Kid’ – aka someone who was raised in a culture outside of their parents’ culture. Yes, that’s a thing! And this non-traditional upbringing opened my eyes to diverse lifestyles and different cultures. It enhanced the nature in me that sees DANCE and ART and MOVEMENT in everything. So I founded a dance company in 2011 and it’s been a journey ever since (to say the least). Being an Artist ain’t easy. Lots of self-doubts (anyone else feel me on that?!). But here I am again. Like an addict, I can’t stay away. You know why? Because this is life’s real work!
RahDanceWorks is a movement/company/platform with the mission to make positive and progressive human connections through dance.
Over the next few months, you’ll see a lot more momentum. I’ve been traveling so much over the last year so I’m compiling a new v-blog series called #RahDanceTravels to highlight dance jams in locations around the world. That will keep expanding too as I continue to travel and collaborate. I’m also working on some new choreography and curating a show, so I’ll keep you in the loop about that. And of course, you’ll see new features from the “What Moves You?” project!
In the meantime, here’s a video of a little morning jam session as a fun kickoff to the RahDanceTravels project. I shot this earlier in the year in Barcelona. It’s one of my favorite cities and some of my favorite people live there. I’ve been in and out of Barcelona a lot so you’ll see more on it soon.
In a lot of these videos, I’m just improving. I’m a big improv junkie. I love throwing on music and just moving. It’s easy to overthink and get stuck in our heads about making “art”. It serves a purpose but sometimes you just need to jam. Amiright?
Thank you for your patience and support as I keep moving through this journey! Please comment or reach out to me. I’d love to hear from you.
“You need to claim the events of your life to make yourself yours.” – Anne-Wilson Schaef