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Spring Break

Monica Brown

La nascita di Venere (Botticelli)

La nascita di Venere (Botticelli)

I am looking forward to taking a moment to reflect in order to move forward, to rest in order to rejuvenate. I could really use a break. My brain is tired. My muse is tired. I’m tired. And this seems to be a general consensus among the graduate students that I have spoken to.

What do I plan to do over spring break? Well… the things I promised myself that I would do this semester: go to more art events, attend more yoga classes, dance…

Specifically, I want to attend the Chicago Moving Company‘s 40th anniversary show at The Dance Center. The performance runs March 21, 22 & 23, 8:00PM. CMC is directed by Columbia’s own Nana Shineflug. I’ve got my ticket! If you are a student, you can get your ticket for five dollars! Don’t miss it.

Coming Forth by Day, The Chicago Moving Company, photo by William Frederking

Coming Forth by Day, The Chicago Moving Company, photo by William Frederking

I have taken dance classes with Nana off and on for the past couple years. As with her Movement class at Columbia, she teaches in a way that encourages you to move your limbs from your core. This philosophy of teaching is very much in line with the principles of yoga. I have missed being in her class and plan to attend a couple classes during my time away from school. She teaches in a lovely studio at Hamlin Park in partnership with the Chicago Park District.

A 10-pack of yoga classes, which I purchased through a group buying online sale, has been used once. Being a good yoga instructor demands being a good yoga student. More yoga!

I’m looking forward to kissing spring in the face on March 20—equinox for balance.

Spring Break

I am looking forward to taking a moment to reflect in order to move forward, to rest in order to rejuvenate. I could really use a break. My brain is …

Interdisciplinary Arts MA Monica Brown, monica.brown@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

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