Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Patrick and I were sitting, sipping various beverages and talking yesterday and I said:
"Well you know, I have that residency that I'm going to in a couple of weeks...."
P:"What residency??"
M: "The one in Upstate NY, I'm there for 3 weeks"
and we realized that maybe, just maybe I had mentioned it, but maybe I hadn't with all of the talk of life and love that had been fluttering around in our brains.

Wow. How could one girl get so distracted.
Here is the wonderful scoop:
I was nominated and accepted to join the Dance Omi International Dance Residency as a dancer and choreographer who is curious about collaboration and process.
And yes, I am going-
To be fed good food (from all I've heard, its yummy stuff up there) be up in the Hudson Valley and dancing with other curious souls...I'm excited..and have been in a bit of denial that I am really going...

Looks like I have no choice but to accept and enjoy!
more on what my hopes are to work on soon -


Greg said...

I've visited via Loose Ends before, but am breaking my comment silence to say congratulations! That sounds like a fantastic program...not to mention, getting out of New York in August.


Melissa said...

Hi Greg -
Thank you! Its nice to "hear" you here.
It is a wonderful opportunity - 10 Choreographers from all over the world are bound to come up with some pretty interesting work at the end of a full three weeks....
And Yes...getting out of sweaty stinky NYC in August is certainly a perk!

Frisael said...

Sounds awesome. Can't wait to see what comes out of it. But will miss you.

Melissa said...

thank you Frisael -
there will be missing up in the trees of Ghent as well