Wow wow wow. If you are in Tokyo you need to go see this installation. It reminds me of the spaces I envisioned creating as a kid. Staying up all night on Rollercoaster Tycoon trying to build the ultimate theme park and rides. To marvel and wonder at sound, space, colors brought my inner child into such a state of bliss. I’m grateful for creators who continue to challenge our technological capacity to provide a stepping stone for further multi-dimensional creation. 🌈💛🙏🏼 #teamlabborderless#lights#sound#colors#art#installation#tokyo#release#love#light
Sometimes holding space is the most radical healing we can give someone. No one is healing if everyone is speaking or needing to prove. But damn does it feel good to have been given a chance to physically whisper and speak subtly to my vulnerable cells that collapse in on themselves. When we tune in to a humble chest, trust dancers, allow them to speak and channel creation source consciousness to come down to this dimension and use our physical vessels to expand greater awareness. This is the healing power of dance to me. This is the potential. The future that extends beyond the ego. A sharing! #dance#spirit#soul#light#love#consciousness#healing#art#layers#peeling#cells#movement#movementtherapy#masculine#feminine#performance
My heart sunk today to be in Japan and to read that the Japanese government has announced to resume Commercial Whaling after 30+ Years (yes until now they’ve been active in killing whales and dolphins for “scientific research” through exploiting a loophole with the IWC). Despite a decreasing market for whale meat the government still pushes for commercial whaling. 🐋 🐋
So what do you do while in Japan? Take out your pen and draw a shirt that shows your heart for these creatures in the hopes of stimulating some empathy. Whales are so vital to our ecosystem. They help regulate the cycle and stabilize the food chain in our oceans. Whale excretion helps stimulate the growth of plankton which pull carbon from our atmosphere. An estimated 400,000 tons of carbon are extracted from the air due to whales each year. With time running out and climate change being as present as ever why do governments continue to make decisions that destroy the ecosystem that we desperately need to make efforts in regenerating? #whales#japan#whaling#stopwhaling#regeneration#ecosystem#savethewhales#saveourplanet#protectouroceans#climatechange#empathy#compassion#humanity
“The mud nourishing the roots represents our messy human lives. It is in the midst of our human experiences and our suffering that we seek to break free and bloom. But while the flower rises above the mud, the roots and stem remain in the mud, where we live our lives. A Zen verse says, "May we exist in muddy water with purity, like a lotus." Rising above the mud to bloom requires great faith in oneself, in the practice, and in the Buddha's teaching. So, along with purity and enlightenment, a lotus also represents faith.” #lotusflower#buddha#japan
✨ 💛To you fucking incredible human beings that somehow were able to fit transcendent artist into your vessel when coming to this earth. ✨ 💛
Thank you for allowing me to grow with you. To allow me to fall into your gravity and support you equally. Thank you for the role models you have been before and after my time here. Thank you for igniting seeds of compassion, unity and gratitude for the creation source higher than the ego. Thank you for teaching me that achievement is an illusion, we live in questions, we search with our body, we stay curious and hungry for the future we will build in this life together. That “human-unity” is stronger than individual attention. That a humble chest and expansive heart is the best way to welcome the space. That my energy expands beyond my physical body. That being a human being is equal if not greater to being a great artist. For the questions, for the dialogue, for the love, for the realization of history but the passion for innovation. I am so excited to see where life brings us. I’m excited for us to step into the unknown beyond this intense gravity. To love more, to trust more, to think less, to listen more, to let go and let flow. You were the greatest teachers a 19 year old boy could of ever hoped for moving countries and leaving home to grow into the person I wanted to become. You are my masters, teachers, brothers and sisters. I cannot wait to create from this place of gratitude as I bring you all with me in the layer of my cells. Every movement a trail of the history of your impact. .
Love & Gratitude to the Artists of NDT.
On my last tour with NDT1. Love traveling and teaching. Such a pleasure to teach these kids. Finding the joy of basic groove throughout dance, isolations, phrasework. We entered serious and left with joy in the let go of building and deconstructing our level of focus and approach. ❤️✨🙏🏼 #dance#teacher#groove#taiwan#taichung
So grateful for this cat. The many lessons animals teach us and the unconditional support and love in the space together, in between and apart is immense. Cherishing my last days in Holland especially with this love bug. :) #unconditionallove