Jessica Stroh & Lynn Parkerson - 05/03/17

If the work is going well and it's something that has value with
some meaning to it, it gives back a lot. ---Richard Gere
Nicholas Croft @ Cafe Tibet.

You don't know what you're going to get into when you follow your bliss. ---James Hillman
[ Nicholas Croft & Harriet McCaig @ The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Cherry Blossom Festival ]
Nicholas Croft & Harriet McCaig @ The Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Lynn Parkerson, Brooklyn Ballet Artistic Director, began her career as a choreographer while living
in Germany. In New York City, Ms. Parkerson was a trainee at the Harkness House for Ballet Arts, and
on scholarship at the Merce Cunningham School, where she studied technique and learned repertory.
She served as the Assistant Director of the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center
from 1996 to 1999 under the direction of Joan Finkelstein.
Lynn Parkerson, Brooklyn Ballet Artistic Director

We should never, never be afraid or ashamed about dreams. The dreams won’t all come true; we won’t
always make it; but where there is no vision a people perish. Where people have no dreams and no
hopes and aspirations, life becomes dull and a meaningless wilderness. ---Tommy Douglas
---Tommy Douglas quote.

The Spring 2017 Here / Now Festival amasses 43 ballets from 22 choreographers to display
New York City Ballet’s unparalleled commitment to new work. Experience three decades of
contemporary choreography commissioned by NYCB in ten, specially curated performances.
The Spring 2017 Here - Now Festival

My dream is for people around the world to look up and to see Canada
like a little jewel sitting at the top of the continent. ---Tommy Douglas
---Tommy Douglas quote.

In fact if there is something that interests me about strangers engaging and connecting, it's how hard it
is. It's how badly we do it, each in our own unique way. It's so human. And it doesn't need to be fixed.
That's not my goal. But to make space for it, and to say like: 'It's O.K., until the day you die
you are going to keep trying in a way that ultimately defeats all your dreams.
And that's fine, let's all do that together.' ---Miranda July
---Miranda July quote.

Harriet McCaig experiences a sense of New York City Ballet post-performance presence.
Harriet McCaig experiences a sense of New York City Ballet post-performance presence.

Listening is more important than anything else because that's what music is.
Somebody is playing something and you're receiving it.
It is sending and receiving. ---Carla Bley.
---Carla Bley quote.

The ultimate lesson is that there is no immunity, no matter our age or the size of our retirement
account, from going through constant cycles of integration and disintegration in which we are
humbled and hopefully set to rights with the world again. ---David Whyte
[ Dancer Jessica Stroh @ Alchemical Theater Laboratory ]
Dancer Jessica Stroh @ Alchemical Theater Laboratory.

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