Dance

Tabbouleh: It to me is like Popeye’s spinach

Courtesy of my uncle, I bring you Tabbouleh. (A definite idea for Doc M’s enthusiastic parsley plants!) Direct YouTube link

Farewell, Frankie Manning

I learned that Frankie Manning died this week. The godfather of Lindy Hop. LA Times obit, NY Times Obit. He signed my dance shoes at a dance camp at Catalina (see foto below). Frankie “Musclehead” Manning, a Harlem dancer and Tony Award-winning choreographer widely celebrated as one of the pioneers of the Lindy Hop, a […]

Dance as if no one were watching

your moment of zen. [about that title]

I can has toe shoes?

I went to see the American Ballet Theatre perform Sleeping Beauty in Orange County last night. New production, premiered 1 June, so this is new. And wonderful. No surprise there. Had a strange moment in the third act, at the Sleeping Beauty wedding celebration, when characters from fairy tales perform. Specifically, Puss-in-boots. Here come these […]

Hand sanitizing

A few weeks ago, I saw this NYTimes article: staff at Cedars-Sinai hospital successfully modified behavior for the greater good. Culture doctors’ hands. Wait. Photograph the bacteria. Convert to screensavers hospital-wide. Watch the rate of hand-washing go way, way up. Above 90% Happy-Hospital-Certification to damn near 100%. Hooray. A few days ago I recalled the […]

Friday Trock Giggles

Been meaning to post something about this for a while. I saw Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo a coupla weeks ago. Men dancing on pointe; it’s hilarious and amazing all at the same time. The program is a gem; I’ll give you a coupla samples from it; if you like it, you can read […]