By: Katie Flashner, The Girl with the Tree Tattoo It feels almost cliche to write that we’re living in unprecedented times. The world has been turned upside down and inside out. The future is uncertain. Life will never be the same. All of that you know. You know how disruptive and devastating this … Continue reading Connecting to Dance in New Ways
This Part I of Hillel Kogan's interview with Voirelia Dance Hub for “Dancing with a Healthy Mindset” Initiative. This interview took place in Tel Aviv, Israel in August 2019. Alina Sotskova, Voirelia’s Artistic Director, was participating in a Gaga method dance intensive and Hillel Kogan was one of the instructors, which led to this brief … Continue reading Hillel Kogan: Dancing with a Healthy Mindset Interview. Part I.
Luc Jacobs, interviewed by Voirelia’s Artistic Director, Alina Sotskova in February 2019. Luc Jacobs is a dance artist and Senior Rehearsal Director at Batsheva Dance Company. He has many years of training and experience in ballet and contemporary dance, particularly Gaga. You can see some of Luc’s dance works here: https://vimeo.com/lucjacobs For the first part and … Continue reading Luc Jacobs: Dancing with a Healthy Mindset Interview, Part 2.
I feel that the relationship between these two worlds of dance and psychology is not a straightforward one. I had spent a decade focusing on one field (dance), and then an additional decade focusing on the other (psychology), and only in the recent years I have started to draw links between the two. Over the … Continue reading On the relationship between psychology and dance.
Machinenoisy Dance Society’s new work, “Fragile Forms,” co-presented with the Push Festival is a unique and compelling work, inviting the participant to reflect on dance, bodies, architecture, purposes of shared space, and use of public spaces. I would like to share some reflections on this work with you. Fragile Forms unfolds in different locations in … Continue reading Fragile Forms: Reflections on Dance & Architecture
If you are a little bit confused after reading the two previous articles on Understanding Anxiety, you are in the right frame of mind. If you are “a lot confused” after reading the last two articles, that is also quite a typical reaction. Anxiety is not simple because human minds are not simple. Psychotherapy and … Continue reading Understanding anxiety. Part III: The role of psychotherapy, art, and dance.
What do contemporary dance, status updates, and mood rings have in common? They are all vehicles for public displays of emotion. But have you noticed that the range for the emotions people express with this type of media tends to be somewhat stereotyped? Here we have the case of portraying either the emotional turmoil of … Continue reading A metaphysics of contemporary dance, status updates, and mood rings.
What does Dali’s confusing, compelling, at times mystical, at times disturbing imagery mean? According to Dali’s flippant answer to the question regarding the meaning of Persistence of Memory, it merely represents melting camembert cheese. Yet, at the time of the painting, in the early 1930s, Dali was fascinated with Freudian psychoanalysis. Of course, in psychoanalysis, … Continue reading Persistence of Identity: There are no accidents in meaning.