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Art is in the eye of the beholder and the passion thereof time and limitless. The same can be said about Brad Twaddle’s immeasurable energy and passion for Dancing and the Arts.

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NOTES FROM THE WORKING-CLASS: Perfetto

When I was in Rome last November, I drifted to sleep at night listening to the sound of competing sirens. One night I had a dream about Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese. They weren’t doing much in my dream, just hanging out on the streets of Yonkers, the same way I used to hang out on the streets of Yonkers when I was a kid. 


Ron Dai: Selection of My Short Posts on Facebook

Social media, except for blogs, normally do not encourage long writings, although they would allow the users to post links to long articles hosted somewhere else. Accordingly, writing with philosophically meaningful contents and relatively rich knowledge is a daunting task on social media. Facebook is no exception on this......


Robert Dekkers | Dance Moves On

Kitchen ballet is live performance at its best. Dancers imagining a reality greater than the four corners of a small space becomes its own form of collaboration—as it should be. After all, we are all moving through time together, transforming space at a dizzying speed. Deckers says, “It’s such a gift to dance. The connection among body, mind and spirit is essential for dancers to thrive, and when you come right down to it, drawing forth that connection is important for any one of us to thrive.” In the age of the pandemic, no one knows for sure how much longer dancers will be stuck dancing in place, but we can be sure that dance will keep happening.


Robert Dekkers | Dance Moves On

 I was so inspired by Robert Dekker’s live streaming classes via Facebook that the only way I know how to express my gratitude is by writing about him. My article Robert Dekkers | Dance Moves On presents a new way of looking at dance in the digital age.


At Home with De Hooch

Week five of the shutdown. The initial dread and diversion has faded. The existential doubt rises up and we wonder about our basic survival- much as the first settlers of New Amsterdam did long ago when they first arrived here to start a trading outpost. The island of Manna-hatta has become a wild and empty place again and I feel the Dutch spirit rising up from beneath the asphalt.