Dia De Los Muertos fashion show and Halloween Merchant Bash

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Today is the day for the Dia De Los Muertos fashion show and The Alice, TX downtown Halloween Merchant bash. Bring your kiddos out fro the festivities. I will be contributing with an opening performance for the fashion show put together by Wedding Lace.

Hope to see you out!11260480_886325161403033_6708426748612130308_n

LOVE, Jenny L T

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I think I found my spirit animal. Feature Friday: Miss Lena Horne

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Anyone that knows me knows that I am a believer in motivating people and all good intentions. I am a stander for justice, for whats right and whats wrong and always wish to fight the good fight (if I am fighting for anything).

I was visiting a friend recently when her sister mentioned to me a lady by the name of Lena Horne.

“Lena Horne? Ive never heard of her.” I told her.

She said that I reminded her of her and that I should watch a movie she was in.

Today I stumbled upon my note I had taken that night to look it up, and so today I did.

Turns out, me and Ms Lena Horne have quite a bit in common.

She was a civil rights activist, a stander for justice especially in the struggle for black and white equality. She was an actress, a singer, and a dancer.

This was incredibly humbling to read. I always feel I was born in the wrong time period with the way that I see things. I can’t help but feel we are at least somewhat connected in spirit. As I feel many other women (and men) are connected with many other artists from the past. Perhaps she is one my many animal totems. 🙂 It just feels good to know of people who think and feel the same way about things. And if not, I am definitely learning something from her. The courage that I have been trying to manifest in myself.

Her music, and the music I have been creating-all speak in the standing for justice. In giving your own self a voice, in being you, and not feeling ashamed for it whatsoever. Just being REAL with people. She has the character that only a few close friends know I carry. Humorous, yet serious all at the same time. 

I am glad my friends sister introduced me to her that night, and I am glad today I reopened my notes. I am definitely inspired to keep doing what I am doing, going where I am going, and to not be afraid!

I love her story telling character here. Ive always loved that kinda stuff!

And of course, this one…

Is there any historical figures you feel you connect with? Do you know of any I might be interested in learning about? Id be happy to do more research.

Have a good day and happy spring equinox to you! Jenny L T

Artist Spotlight: Mira Betz-Pregnant Bellydancer

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While this video may be old, I still think it is something that everyone should experience a view of. In honor of the divine feminine, it makes perfect sense to acknowledge women in their prime moments into bringing new life into the world. It amazes me at how a trained body can withhold such movements with power and grace, especially at times when people usually say to take it easy or not do so much. Pregnant people are not immobile, they are simply growing new life. Of course, they should be careful, and not over do it, but that doesn’t mean they should stop living, stop moving, or stop dancing. Even people who are not with child should be careful with how much they do. 😉

This performance was one that made me tear up with excitement with just how beautiful the execution of the dance is. I also feel us audience incredibly lucky to be able to share such a magical moment between mother and child. Enjoy!

<3, Fluxstruck

Dear Dancers and Performers, please Help.

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I have a question.

Right now, I am living at home. I reside in a small town that doesn’t offer any performance or dance education. The next biggest city offers a little bit of theatre and a little bit of dance, but nothing that really focuses in on performance art, performance and dance culture, dance, or dance composition. I am very interested in these things and while I dance on my own, I am wondering how crucial it is that I seek out a legit school to learn these things.

The next closest opportunities I feel, are about 3 hours away. There are classes I could take there, but are not within a university or community college setting. I am wondering if I should just seek out audition opportunities for performers, acting, and dancing in my area and learn from those experiences. Or if I should seek out that modern education.

 

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

thanks, Fluxstruck