Relating to the Inheritance: It’s ME – Journal in Cairo

If you haven’t read my last post introducing Somatics in art and communication, check it out first in Somatic Inheritance!  To summarize, somatic, meaning body-sense as especially separate from the mind, is not just a sub conscious form of interacting with the world.  For most people it may be, but for some I believe it…

Somatic Inheritance – Journal from Cairo

Introduction: As I write to you from Cairo I promise to deliver both fun, adventurous tales as well as deep insightful ponderings. But first we need to lay some groundwork for what I am doing here and why FrameMaker Arts is needed. A Story: The Red Pencil Girl The red pencil girl was the youngest…

Let Yourself Be Disconcerted

Tahrir Square – Yesterday was my first trip to downtown Cairo. There’s such a beautiful mix of modern business and antique architecture. On the streets are men and women waiting for buses, or men sitting having tea while parents rush there smartly dressed youngsters off to school. Above everything are these old French windows and…

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Egypt here we come! FrameMaker Arts is proud to support Artistic Director Rachel Lee Davis as she partners with several organizations, both here and in Egypt, to take arts education and movement to the children of Cairo. Please support her and her family on this pioneer venture! And all the doors soon to be open…

October Fort Mill Night Crawl!

It’s here again! The Fort Mill Street Crawl on Main Street is becoming a staple event for FrameMaker Arts.   Each new event brings us new performers, community partners, and collaborators, and we are excited to announce them to you in the coming weeks. To stay in touch with the event and our Call for…

Fort Mill’s Main Street Crawl A Resounding Success!

Fort Mill’s Main Street Crawl on Friday afternoon was a resounding success! The Frame Collaborators and downtown businesses saw hundreds of people go through the Fort Mill downtown. From Loom to Pucker Butt Pepper Company, it was a great night. As you can see from the video, Frame’s artistic collaborators presented some amazing different art…

Nuts About Fascia and Why

Last week I had the fantastic opportunity to do the first round of teacher training with one of the best,  and most creative dance physios in the world, Lisa Howell of Perfect Form Physiotherapy and the The Ballet Blog.   I started following Lisa’s work about two years ago, and  her rich repertoire of online…

Little Melodies – A New Launch

This summer we undertook to launch a new Little Melodies program in Fort Mill, SC! We have been offering drop-in classes at the Studios@LOOM for several weeks, reaching out to families, building relationships, and setting up for the launch of a new session in the fall.   It takes a wealth of community involvement to…

FRAME – Ballet in the Park

It was a gorgeous evening to come back to my roots and just warm up the old fashioned way with the sun setting on the water.  This FRAME turned out a bit longer than usual, but it only captured a fraction of the sunset!  Hoping to be able to time-lapse some sky shots in the…

Why is our approach to Arts Education different?

I come from a world where not having the right body type, flexibility, hip extension and shoulder breadth can make or break your career, and I was one of those dancers who didn’t have it all.  I was also fortunate enough to have teachers who helped me love my body and learn to create beautiful…