The Miracle of Spring

Cherry tree in full bloom, Grand River Trail, Kitchener, ON, May 13, 2021 This year spring feels more like a miracle than I ever remember. This long year of on-and-off lockdowns, of missing people, performances, community and connection is giving way to an inkling of...

Take these broken wings

The blackbirds are back. They’re one of the real harbingers of spring, their trilling song reminding us of long, lazy summer days ahead. As many of us are, I’m prompted lately to reflect back upon the year that is just past, now just over a year since The...

Singing in isolation,
Part III

This week it’s been tough to stay on track. There have been days where I really felt like singing, and days where I haven’t wanted to at all. I’ve often just wanted to cocoon. I’ve felt alternately overwhelmed, exhausted, euphoric, despondent,...

The Body’s Score

Food for Body Thinking (Bessel van der Kolk’s groundbreaking book) Anyone who knows me knows about my respect for the body’s wisdom. It’s the cornerstone of my pedagogy in the studio and a passionate research interest, and of course there’s a...