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HOME: A Turning the Wheel Story

Fifteen years ago I was given a promotional video to watch about Turning the Wheel Productions, an intergenerational dance/theater company in Boulder, Co. As I watched this thirty minute piece, tears streamed down my checks. Lizzi doing what she loves to do most. Tears that let me know I had found my home and my life’s work that I didn’t even know I was looking for. Tears of knowing what my spirit had been silently crying out for. Tears of inspiration about the founder of this organization who so brilliantly combined the things I cared most about, dance, community organizing and personal healing. I called the number on the video and flew to San Francisco the following weekend for a Turning t

Freedom: A Turning the Wheel Story

I was very lucky to have received one of Turning the Wheel’s teen scholarships for Summer Retreat right after I graduated high school in 2008. I firmly believed it changed my life, like a drop in a pool that is still rippling. I was uncomfortable, curious, lonely, and very free at that first camp. And ultimately the freedom led to the greatest change. I only really knew one person, Tanja Asmus, who recommended that I go. She had been my introduction to TTW, facilitating theatre improv at my high school and mentoring me through several projects. Once I was at camp, a stranger even to myself, all the stories that surrounded me at home and at school dropped away. When I reflect on my time at T

Layers: A Turning the Wheel Story

In a piece entitled A Way of Life: An Interview with Anna Halprin, Anna was asked a question about how she defines success. She answered that she wouldn’t use the word “success.” She would use the word “recycle.” If something doesn’t work, she recycles it. Anna had a period in her creative exploration where she was fascinated by the nude body because we cover it up. In a performance in New York in 1965, she removed her clothes until she was nude. It was a scandal. She was arrested. She was blacklisted for 10 years; no one invited her to perform. By contrast, in Sweden, the performance was televised. In spite of differing opinions of how successful the piece was, Anna recycled it. It informe

Dreaming Up the Universe: Finding the Yes Collective Inside and Out

The Body Now 2016 summer residential retreat will explore the many ways we can come into the story of "YES" in every aspect of our lives. YES to all the ways you come alive. YES to leadership, healthy relationships, creativity and YES to a vital, expressive body. YES to whatever emerges. YES to more of YOU. The theme is "Dreaming up the Universe: Finding the Yes Collective Inside and Out." The Body Now retreat will be held from June 25th - July 2nd at the stunning Whidbey Institute on Whidbey Island off the coast of Seattle. Participants will enjoy: local, organic meals live music movement reflective art site specific play empowered communication exploration and reflective art, improvisation

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Boulder, CO 80302

(303) 449-5720


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