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July: Summer Inspirations

Hope you’ve all been beating the heat, and have been able to enjoy some of the lovely cooler weather of the past few days (for those here in New York)! As I like to do from time to time in more research- and process-focused months, it’s time for a post of assorted inspirations from this summer.

Quote of the Month

"Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven't time, and to see takes time – like to have a friend takes time."

- Georgia O'Keeffe

Over the past few weeks I’ve compiled choreography footage from a number of past projects to create a reel, now available over on the portfolio side of my website (and linked below)! It was fun to review the variety of movement styles I’ve worked in for previous productions, and I look forward to finding out what the next dance opportunity will be.

I’ve been trying to catch up on some fiction reading during summer travel and commutes. Most recently I’ve been enjoying Neil Gaiman’s recent standalone fantasy The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and next on the shelf I’m eager to dive back into the complex and enthralling world of Emily St. John Mandel’s writing for Sea of Tranquility.

It’s podcast season again! Premiere the Play will be releasing new episodes beginning this week through October, each featuring an audio production of a new play. I look forward to listening to what promises to be a varied and exciting slate of new works. Stay tuned for details on my episode, coming in September!

On a recent rainy afternoon it was a treat to visit Georgia O’Keeffe: To See Takes Time at MoMA. The exhibit showcases O’Keeffe’s mastery of light and texture across varied mediums, and juxtaposes early drawings and paintings rarely shown together. I highly recommend checking it out, on view through August 12! Next up I look forward to visiting Van Gogh’s cypresses currently on exhibition at The Met.

July is always a great month for social and entertaining outdoor theatre-going – even if the weather sometimes makes things challenging! This month I visited Classical Theatre of Harlem for Malvolio and The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ for Shipwrecked. Back in the air conditioning, it was a treat to see the Expand the Canon play Los Empeños de una Casa brought to life at Repertorio Español.

I’ve still got a variety of art gifts available as part of Queequeg & Paulina. This month our Redbubble shop has some fun summery designs to explore.


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