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Some Things You Can’t Predict

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about my small involvement in the exhibition, ‘Stella Maris was a name I found in a dream’.  

It was a fabulous project which I thought might be of interest to you.  It is also a marvellous example of never knowing when or where opportunities might show up.  

In this case:

  • 10 years ago, I went to a tango lesson, my first, just out of curiosity
  • The first “proper” partner who danced with me (that is, not a teacher or a learner like me) was Peter, an Alexander Teacher.  He was immensely patient with me, for which I was extremely grateful.
  • 9 years (and many lovely dances) later, Peter asked me to run a couple of tango sessions with his Alexander students, to focus on mindfulness, intention and connection.
  • One of the Alexander students was an artist who was in a residency with Yoi Kawakubo; when he mentioned an idea around tango to her, she recommended me as a dancer.
  • Which is how I came to be part of a sound installation in an art exhibition.

And all because, 10 years ago, I decided to try a tango lesson.

Sometimes it is the huge decisions that can make all the difference - but more often, it can be the most simple!

Interested in coaching to find out if you can make random connections work for you?  Check out how we could work together and get in touch.

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