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Goal #1: Dance

I LOVE TO DANCE! And I hope that by the end of the Christmas break, I will have a video of me dancing this choreography by one of my favorite dancers, Chachi Gonzales.

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Dance is Where I find Joy

I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned dancing to be one of my passions. I’ve talking about writing and singing, but goodness, nothing beats moving to the music and feeling the rhythm in your bones and walking the tightrope of the melody in well measured steps. To me, it’s the superior art form, the place where I feel most at home, and the place where I can glorify God the most.

This was something that was shown to me last year, when I first started school. I hadn’t danced since the seventh grade, and I wasn’t planning on it going into college. I was going to play sports – that was my thing. But then suddenly all I could do was dance, and I fell in love with it all over again. But not just ballet this time, but across all different genres. I learned how to make my body speak, and now I can barely see myself doing anything else.

I mentioned this past weekend briefly, but suffice it to say that there was more there than met the eye (though I’m sure my narrative wasn’t as discreet as I was hoping). But yesterday was a hard day, mostly because he was no longer here with me. And then I found this.

It’s a choreography piece from Urban Dance Camp, the most wonderful place full of talent and fabulous dancers. I almost cried, and even now every time I watch it my heart begins to ache. It’s the combination of music and dance here that really connects with me.

Music is wonderful because at the most important times, it speaks the words that you cannot say yourself. It shows you that you’re not alone, that others can relate to you, that you’re not silly or weird for thinking or feeling a certain way. But then when you put that music to dance… it shows you that you can make something beautiful out of it, this horrible place that you’re in. A light can still shine through the darkness.

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Anew… Again

I recently had an odd conversation with myself, one that revolved around why I was a Christian. It stems from my recent search for who I am, for who God is in my life, and all that kind of existentialist crap that I thought I’d never have to get myself into. Or rather, that I hoped I’d never have to get myself into. Yet it’s a hard question to avoid, especially as a sophomore in college not yet quite sure which direction her life is turning and yet ever so scared of missing a good turn. But that’s a tangent. Continue reading

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Shakira – Loca (Spanish Version)

I remember when I used to post songs that I was obsessed with – I guess it’s because I haven’t been obsessed with a song for a very long time. But this one got me today, because it just makes me want to get up and dance! And some day, I’ll learn the lyrics

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Beyonce – Love On Top

Because it’s been way too long since I’ve shared one of these.

And because I so dearly want her voice.

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Song of the Day – 11/18/11

Feeling Good – Michael Buble

I see myself as a jazzy person, and if there’s one song I’d love to be able to sing (besides Mika’s “Pick Up Off the Floor”), it’d be this one.

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MIKA – Pick Up Off The Floor

Not exactly a quote… but still the day’s obsession. Now I have a new goal: To learn this song on the piano and perform it. It may happen, one day.

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