Posted in dance, Homemade Video, music, Photography, Poetry, Soul Journal, Theatre

Drum Circle

A new experience presented itself within a community to celebrate positive energy. This was most of the group’s first time being together. The hour started with rhythmic drum beats mimicking the heart’s life force.

There were 15 of us, each with a drum and another percussion instrument. This video is the third of four sets, each naturally lasting between 12-13 minutes. The group leaders did little to manipulate each interval of creative expression. They flowed as swiftly and gently, or vigorously and bountifully, as the Nashua River, deep in the Valley of Oxbow.

As the hour progressed, a golden hue encompassed us. We said farewell to the sun. Then to each other. Look forward to another drum circle September 12.

drifting dragonfly
heartfully-winged escapade
soaring fantasies

Mantled Baskettail
Posted in Opinion, Photography, Theatre

Aladdin! (Updated)


6/11/2017  6:30pm How will they perform Raja, the Genie, Flying Carpet? Oh, will they have a real monkey Apu? And an elephant in the parade?

🐒 🐘 🐯 Jasmine and Aladdin ❤️

6/12/2017 7:00am  Having watched the Disney animated version numerous times, my youngest daughter and I came to Chicago with wanting something similar in the Live! version.  Our preconceived notions put us mentally at a disadvantage but the imaginative cast and crew put on a marvelous production. 

The set was vibrant and glittery, Genie was intoxicating, the dance numbers stunning and the flying carpet was magical. We both ended up in a whole new world! 

The Cadillac Palace Theatre is itself a stunning production. Absolutely beautiful!!