Entwinted

Intimacy and Fight choreography

Quote of the Day

With all our talk about practicing mindfully, I was reminded of this that I heard through Jared Kirby: “Practice doesn’t make perfect, only permanent. Perfect practice makes perfect" And here's another version from John McGonigle: Proper Practice Prevents Poor...

Dream Journal

Speaking of dealing with habitual patterns: In this dream, Brad was a dentist, and I was his receptionist. For people to get to his office they had to line up among metal stanchions and then they could sit in the waiting area. Now as his office was in an airport,...

Reflections on the Three Days with Group One

I cannot believe how tired I was at the end of the three days. I went to bed about 2 hours earlier than I usually do, and that’s after I was falling asleep at the dinner table, even though Maria and Peppe had an AWESOME dessert for us (meringue with cream, bananas and...

Week one with Brad in DC

Classes are done for this week.  I am continually awed by his eye for the big picture and his ability to listen.  I've spend many years looking at the details which are also important, but the big picture is what binds it all together.  His style of teaching also...

First couple days with Brad

These first days with Brad have been amazing!  I find myself asking so many questions and seeing everything in a new light.  For some things, I'm completely changing my mind about how I teach or view a principle, on others, my methods are encouraged and improved....

Scotty time!

The second part of Friday was a "fighty-fun" session with Scott Moyle. We never really have a plan, but we look at the weapon rack, see what catches our eye, and then go from there.  On Friday, we made our way through Italian and German Longsword, smallsword,...

a big day on Friday

I had a rather full day on Friday. It began with a meeting and brainstorm session with Jenny Salisbury, then playtime with Scott Moyle, and then watching Such Creatures at Theatre Passe Muraille. It was a great day for the project. We came up with some answers, like...

Emily Oriold

Special Thanks to Emily Oriold for her work with my during my Chalmers Arts Fellowship. Emily has appeared on many stages across Ontario. Selected professional credits include Claire in The Maids (Theatre Passe Muraille); Laura in The Glass Menagerie and Francoise in...

Learning by watching

I nearly fell out of my seat when I heard what Ramachandran said at 1:30.  He talks about mirror neurons: When we reach out for something, motor neurons fire.  When we watch someone else reach for something, those same neurons fire, mirroring the action that we see....