Mairéad Filigate speaks on her experience with Danny Grossman Dance Company. From 2003-08 I was…
First day nerves.
Music always comforts me and these kids had rhythm!
The rhythms of snow fall
Of snow boots and salt scattering
The rhythms of poster paper
And pens and markers and scissors
The rhythm of silence and introductions
1 2 clap 1 2 3 clap
The rhythms of breath,
Home and flying to outer space
The rhythms of reaching, crawling, jumping.
You’re a cat!
The rhythms of doo doo Dah, Dah-doo Dah-doo Dah.
Snacktime turns the rhythm of yawns to
The rhythms of poses and giggles and wiggles
The rhythms of snaps and claps
And shutter speeds
The rhythms of poems and imagination
And sliding on our knees
The rhythms of partnerships and googly eyes and flying through the sky
Of Dungeons and Dragons?!
Rhythms of friendships new and old
Of randomness and clarity, shy or very bold
Of pressure and freedom and proud guardians
Of endings and final round of applause
The rhythm of youthful creation begins
And ends in grounded cause.
Photo by: Wise Photography
About Chenise Mitchell
Chenise is a performer with a passion for interdisciplinary arts. She is proud of her movement monologues and interactive tap-comedy routines. With a BFA from Ryerson and jazz training with DJD. Chenise continued as a freelance performer, presenting works in Calgary. She is home again and delighted to join this team.