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BY ZUZA ENGLER

Thank You for 15 Years of Dance!

The Body as Prayer Sunday class in Sebastopol turns 15 today.

In September 2002, under considerable peer pressure from Michael Skelton, whose Sunday events in Los Angeles were drawing hundreds of dancers, I scheduled a series of three classes at Wischemann Hall. Basically to prove him wrong: Sebastopol ain't LA; people have better things to do here on Sundays than dance.

The rest, as they say . . .

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if you try, go all the way

February is getting to you? Re-engage with your life.

if you’re going to try,
go all the way.
there is no other feeling
like that.
you will be alone with the
gods
and the nights will flame
with fire
do it, do it, do it.
do it.

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Until we dance again...

Want the change. Be inspired by the flame

where everything shines as it disappears.

The artist, when sketching, loves nothing so much
as the curve of the body as it turns away.
What locks itself in sameness has congealed.
Is it safer to be gray and numb?


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