Pictures from India

It's taken a few months to organize and upload the photos from my trip to India, but I'm happy to report they are are ready! And good golly, there's a lot of them. So a few options exist. If you want the entire adventure, including all the work on Maya the musical and my subsequent … Continue reading Pictures from India

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1000 Words Each

We've opened MAYA and the kids have performed at two of the three venues already!  Here are some pictures 🙂

Horn OK Please

I’ve always been a very visual learner. When learning a new place, it is no different. Cross-referencing my physical experience of moving through a city with the visual representation of the journey on a map is important to me. I had an idea of the location of my guest house before leaving, but only an … Continue reading Horn OK Please

Dancing (and chanting) the night away

I've been back a month now! And I haven't been dancing nearly enough. Here are some moments that take me back. Topeng After a few weeks of study, we started wearing  a mask and the basic parts of the costume in class.  Both really change the way you move. The costume frames the mask—which is … Continue reading Dancing (and chanting) the night away

Bali 2014 Photos

Bali 2014 Photos As promised, more photos!  Click on the link above to see all the photos in the blog and many, many more.  It is such a pleasure to share them with you, and to give a little visual context for all I've been writing about. This trip was done through a program of … Continue reading Bali 2014 Photos

Photos from the Setia Darma House of Masks and Puppets

Photos from the Setia Darma House of Masks & Puppets Here are my photos from our visit to the mask and puppet museum near the village of Mas in Bali.  There are many masks from major Balinese performance traditions of Calonarang, Topeng, and Wayang Wong included. There were also masks from other Indonesian isles and … Continue reading Photos from the Setia Darma House of Masks and Puppets

Things to Remember

The Surprises of Surprise Re-entry is interesting. And by interesting, I mean full of surprises. Surprise is also, itself, interesting. And therefore surprise is...surprising. I'm not just playing circular word games.  Surprise, like accidents, cannot ever be fully predicted.  For example, when thinking about my reactions to coming back to the US after studying abroad, … Continue reading Things to Remember