Lucie Baker Dance
Since last we spoke, I have traveled from Anna Halprin's magical dance deck, past the glorious beaches of Point Reyes, up through the mighty Redwood forests to return to the Puget Sound and began my graduate work at the University of Washington.
The second level of my expressive arts therapy training at the Tamalpa Institute provided me a great opportunity to integrate all that I had learned in the fall and challenged me to put it into action as a facilitator. It was an incredible program that was topped off by the famous Planetary Dance held at Mount Tamalpais for the 37th year.
Upon arriving back in Seattle, my MFA program began straight away. In addition to rehearsing for our upcoming show and taking classes in pedagogy, I was teaching an introductory dance course to 20 fantastic undergraduates. They were a joy to work with. Watching their progress and getting back into the swing of being a student was great fun.
Currently, there are a few projects I want you all to know about.
Chamber Dance Company
Performing at Meany Hall
October 12th - 15th
Ticket information can be found Here.
The Chamber Dance Company at the University of Washington is comprised of the graduate students and guest performers. The program is full of fantastic pieces that, if you are in the Seattle area, you should not miss. I have the pleasure of dancing works by Crystal Pite, Jane Dudley and Susan Marshall. This will be my only performance this fall so I hope to see you in the audience!
A podcast by Leah Walsh. An interview with Lucie Baker.
You can listen now Here.
The Compass is a podcast created by the incandescent actress Leah Walsh. Leah's goal is to illuminate the ways professional artists grapple with the difficulties of leading a life in the arts and how they approach the dark side. Leah and I had the great fortune to meet at Juilliard and have remained friends ever since. After collaborating on outreach projects together during school, I later cast Leah in the trio Restless Night. It was a treat to work with her then and it is an honor to support her in her creative endeavors now. We spoke over Skype a few weeks back. I hope that you find the interview interesting and provocative.
The last six months have been full of transitions. I've been enjoying surfing the wave of change and encountering each new experience with a sense of flow. As we swiftly pass the fall equinox, I hope that you are all finding something that lifts you up and carries you along. Thank you for keeping abreast of my endeavors and surfing along side me.
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