Dancing at Sunrise at the Ring of Brodgar

Winter Solstice 2018

Orkney, Scotland

The experience of dancing at sunrise on the winter solstice at the Ring of Brodgar and spending the day in Orkney was simply magical.  The dance was a devotional improvisation informed by the land surrounding the Ring and the glow of the sun on the uncharacteristically clear winter day.  The movement reaches into the Earth and calls down the rays of the sun in celebration.

Ness Islands Improvisation

October 2018

Inverness, Scotland

The Ness Islands, a string of islands that runs across the River Ness, served as a place of inspiration for this improvisation.  The movement was informed by the patch of woods in which I found myself.  Unfortunately unseen in the view of the film is a fallen log, smoothed on the top, which served as a stage and balance beam, guiding my movement to be peaceful and deliberate, just as the woods were around me.