I wanted to let you know that I’m performing on Monday night for Chancellor Wiley’s “An Evening of Celebration” on Monday at the Overture Center. I would love to see you there. On another note – I just wanted to send you an e-mail letting you know how much I reﬂect on your class that I took freshman year. I remember my end of the semester project was a collage that I did of Africa… I don’t remember if I told you, but I went to Africa this summer to study dance and drumming. I know that my passion was initially sparked in your class, which is why I’m excited even to just tell you that I have a solo part in C. Walker’s piece! The ﬁrst day of your class you had us get up individually and dance/speak to reﬂect how we were either emotionally, physically, mentally, or spiritually feeling. I was scared to death to do that on the ﬁrst day of class. When I journal now I often use those as guiding points for my reﬂections. I feel like if today I was given the assignment, I no longer would be scared in my own body. Even just working with all the bodily awareness that we did in your class…I STILL remember and do the warmup you taught us in your
class. I’m in Somatics this semester and am remembering so many breath elements that we worked with. I’m so grateful that I had you as a teacher and a mentor. You have inspired me more than you know to continue dancing.