Shared private lessons at Velocity in the Steward Studio will resume on the following selected dates: 1621 12th Avenue, Capitol Hill Seattle 98122
Level:intermediate/advanced students and dancers welcome Stephanie teaches freelance and instruction is available for workshops and intensives as well as personal consultations, coaching and mentoring.
A testimonial: “Stephanie helps me understand body-mechanics as relational. In her class, I start to move and think as a fully functioning person, rather than as an assembly of clutched parts and disembodied levers. She is equally attuned to the mental and physical artistry of dance, and deliberately creates a potent exploratory teaching space, open to every person’s introspective disclosures. I not only feel permitted to act from my inner motivations in her class, but more importantly, I feel safe to attend to the questions and curiosities that come up for me.“
A poem and wonderful quotes to share
You are the future, the immense morning sky
turning red over the prairies of eternity.
You are the rooster-crow after the night of time,
the dew, the early devotions, and the Daughter,
the Guest, the Ancient Mother, and Death.
You are the shape that changes its own shape,
that climbs out of fate, towering,
that which is never shouted for, and never mourned for,
and no more explored than a savage wood.
You are the meaning deepest inside things,
that never reveals the secret of its owner.
And how you look depends on where we are:
from a boat you are shore, from the shore a boat.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke
Lawrence LeShan in The Seeker’s Guide by Elizabeth Lesser
” Don’t worry about what the world wants from you, worry about what makes you come more alive. Because what the world really needs are people who are more alive. Your real job is to increase the color and zest of your life.”
Willem de Kooning
“I’m in my element when I am a little bit out of this world: then I’m in the real world — I’m on the beam. Because when I’m falling, I’m doing alright; when I’m slipping, I say, “Hey, this is interesting!” It’s when I’m standing upright that bothers me: I’m not doing so good; I’m stiff. As a matter of fact, I’m really slipping most of the time, into that glimpse. I’m like a slipping glimpser.”