A little on set #twerk session thanks to @brisimonelli. #dance #heels #legs #sequin #nyc
#flashbackfriday to last week’s rehearsal with Barry! A peppy lil routine to Sheila E.’s “The Glamorous Life.” I ❤️ the 80’s. #dance #jazz #sheilaE #80s #80sbaby #fbf #nyc #jump #cardio #tgif #friday (at DANY Studios)
Look, Holi is here in a riot of colors, painting one and all alike.
Sorrows are lost, in new ecstasies of blues, greens, and reds.
I am going to be colored anew,
this year the hues look richer,
no one can stop us now, no one can hold us back…
No matter what…we are ready!
[Let’s all imagine that yesterday I DIDN’T work a 12.5 hour catering shift and had time to actually post this on a Monday. So just, you know, humor me here.]
It’s that time of week we all dread the most, grumbling out of bed with the taste of weekend festivities lingering on our palette, body resisting vertical postures, and snooze alarms going off one too many times. To-do lists, errands, and appointments line-up in the cranium, waiting to be checked off. Yes kids, it’s Monday (wink wink). And it’s time to ask the ever important question: how was your weekend?
Allow me to start.
I had the privilege to take part in NYC’s very own Holi Hai festival, sponsored by NYC Bhangra. Holi, the Indian festival of color, is a joyous festival celebrating spring’s triumphant arrival. Revelers celebrate with food, music, dance and most importantly, color. This colored powder is playfully thrown around, decorating everyone in splatters of yellow, pink, orange, green, and blue.
I was fortunate to take part not only as an admirer of the festival, but also as a performer. It was an extra special performance for me because for the past year I’ve been doing a Holi dance in the Bollywood show I’m in. I always loved that dance, but I never quite connected all the dots. Let me put it this way, it would be like performing “A Christmas Carol” without ever celebrating Christmas. So, like I said, it was extra cool for me to make that connection as an artist.
And not only that, I personally find Holi such a beautiful holiday. Everyone in the crowd was so happy and full of joy – you could just feel the positive energy in the air. People were laughing with one another, handing out hugs, and of course throwing colored powder in the air. so much so that after awhile, no matter what your skin color, everyone was brightly adorned with all the colors of the rainbow – uniting the crowd into one beautifully color-splattered mess. I’ve posted plenty of pics of the madness in the gallery below.
And the dancing! Oh man, the dancing and music was simply infectious. Old, young, black, brown, and white were moving as one. So happy to have been part of the celebration. And on that note, here’s a clip from my performance with Jeremy Davidson and choreographer Devon Lubar:
So now it’s your turn: how was YOUR weekend?
Here’s to adding some color to your life.