Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Inspiration! Roundup: Calling in, beyond-human movement, boob haikus, men and girls dance, and more!

This Week's "I want to go to there":
I'm feeling up for some Snow White time, communing with the woodland creatures.

Call Out or Call In
“I picture ‘calling in’ as a practice of pulling folks back in who have strayed from us. It means extending to ourselves the reality that we will and do fuck up, we stray, and there will always be a chance for us to return. Calling in as a practice of loving each other enough to allow each other to make mistakes, a practice of loving ourselves enough to know that what we’re trying to do here is a radical unlearning of everything we have been configured to believe is normal.”
– Ngọc Loan Trần
The whole article is good: Calling In: A Quick Guide to When and How

How? Seriously, How Does His Body Work?

It's been a while since my jaw dropped in awe of how someone moved. And yes, it's a bit creepy - exacerbated by the fact that the video is silent except for the sound of his body hitting the floor.


Boob Haikus

The excellent magazine Man Repeller had 16 women write haikus about their boobs. It's awesome.

She Dances on Northern Lights

Check out this stunning photo essay on a contemporary and Métis dancer named Maddie. Such stunning images.

Men and Girls Dance

I love this show for its combination of recreational and professional dancers, as well as the way it creates a space for men and young girls to dance and play together - something that our society is unfortunately suspicious of.


Choreographer Magic

I have a HUGE choreographer crush on Mandy Moore (who I just learned is not the singer Mandy Moore, but an entirely separate human being), who did the choreography for La La Land. Here she is, explaining everything that went into that opening number. Regardless of your feelings about that movie, the opening was a FEAT.


If you have any trouble with the video embedded here (I'm not confident it will show up on all feeds), you can go to Vanity Fair's interview here.


The Receptionist Delivers!
Sign up for my email newsletter for a weekly digest and BONUS CONTENT!

No comments: