Fantastic article about Joseph H. Pilates
including illustrations of where & how Pilates began…Knockaloe, internment camp in the Isle of Man.
He called it “Contrology” & then it evolved to Pilates.
He was truly ahead of his time, brilliant!
I am honored daily to teach what I have learned from the Classic Method to the Contemporary variations. It is my life long journey.
Pilates can benefit everyone from the injured body to the athlete, pregnant to our elder lovelies. Mind & Body.
The exercise phenomenon born in a prisoner-of-war camp
Knockaloe, an internment camp on the Isle of Man, was the unlikely setting for the development of Pilates – a regimen that continues to acquire devotees to this day. Its inspiration was unlikelier still.
Soooo loved working out Máspilates
in , Spain 🇪🇸
Wonderful owner Eugenia, sweetest clients & Rodrigo at the front desk.
Challenging class, Stott reformer, magic circle ⭕️ fun; obliques, planks, lunges, balance work; loved the stretching at the end of the session.
I loved how fast Eugenia spoke, giving cues, continuous movement, modifications; laughter & her interaction with each student.
I understand & speak some spanish, definitely not fluent; the beauty was we all move the same no matter what language ~ our bodies are the language, our eyes, our hearts; watching, observing & moving together…truly a wonderful moment.
I love to teach & take class while traveling the world. An amazing experience to connect with other Pilates lovers around the 🌎
Excited for my next destination ✈️
Every Monday my hubby writes a
“Another Monday Musical story” for all to enjoy…he emails it if you’re interested.
They are beautifully written, quick read & chock full of fun facts & music tracks.
This one one is especially close to my heart as I did some of my modern dance training with the Merce Cunningham company.
“So, if you’re reading this... you’ve survived another 365.25 day, 584 million mile trip around the sun!
2021 is behind us... and who knows WHAT this year will bring..?
But before we get ahead of ourselves... take a moment, as the old year turns to the new, and reflect on the past... and imagine the future.
John Milton Cage, Jr. was a true innovator whose unorthodox ideas profoundly influenced mid-20th-century music.
Son of an inventor, Cage grew up in L.A., briefly attended Pomona College and then traveled in Europe for a while.
He returned to the US in 1931, and studied music with Richard Buhlig, Arnold Schoenberg, Adolph Weiss, and Henry Cowell.
While a teacher in Seattle in the late ‘30s, he began experimenting with works for dance,
leading him to his collaborations and loving partnership with choreographer and dancer Merce Cunningham.
Over the years, Cage’s works certainly have had detractors...
It’s odd that Rauschenberg, Jackson Po***ck and other radical artists are universally hailed as “masters”,
but Cage is often treated as a freak or a charlatan.
The distinction makes no intellectual sense to me, but there it is.
Personally, I feel that if an artist is pi***ng off the “critics”... they’re probably doing something RIGHT!
Here’s my take...
If you grab an empty picture frame and walk around your house... randomly stopping to look through it and study what you see...
You might notice the back of a chair that you’ve never seen in that light, or the elegant shape of an upturned rug corner...
I think of Cage’s music as doing the same thing, but with your ears, instead of your eyes...
Just let yourself hear... no expectations, just open your mind and let the sound in... you might just find something you didn’t expect.
Composed originally for the already choreographed piece of the same name by Cage’s collaborator Merce Cunningham...
Here’s a quiet solo piano line wandering from place to place, with held notes and the pedal creating a shimmering halo.
I’m not sure the dance has ever been restaged since it was first performed in 1948...
But close your eyes, and you can almost see it...”
Batagov, a pretty amazing composer in his own right, playing the piece:
John Cage: Dream Anton Batagov, piano
“There are two things that don’t have to mean anything,
One is music and the other is laughter.”
~ Immanuel Kant
Music is some powerful s**t, ain’t it!?
~Bruce (my hubby) ♥️
today with my 🌺
12:00 class today was
🔵 in the studio
am I for my counting problem🤣
pretty much…No! 😜
with our 🌺
My ￼💞is back in the saddle
I’ve missed you sooooo much 😘
You moved beautifully!!!
& only a teeny 🤣
classes ~ this was a great & session in ☀️
to again ~ when