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A Novel’s Journey: Bringing What Could Have Been to Life

After a joyful, dance-filled Easter Mass a few weeks ago I got on a plane and flew to Vienna, then took a train, fighting sleep, to the Austrian town of Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, near the Italian border. There my son

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Touches of Cuba: a Week with Art Encounter and Hedwig Dances

Scroll to end for slideshow of photos of Cuba with music by Pablo Menendez and Mezcla. Art galleries, dance studios, artists’ homes and the private restaurants called paladars swirl in my mind a week after my return from Cuba, refusing

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Alvin Ailey–Surprise!

I saw the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre last Sunday for the first time in twenty years and was blown away. I expected the tired hybrid Sally Banes once called “ballez” and found myself in tears from the start of

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Why Rhubarb Pie?

My new book, The Crack between the Worlds: a dancer’s memoir of loss, faith and family, came out in September 2009. Suzanne Kamata, Fiction Co-editor of the E-zine, Literary Mama, wrote, “One thing I love about this book is how

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