While a few of my favorite people are either snowboarding or skiing in the Southern hemisphere, I am leaning into this time that, in my world, is a between time; between the end of one ski season and the beginning of the next. For some people, the dog days of summer are a favorite time to relax and play outside. They slow down work and crank up play and family time. For me, the days are full. Time seems to speed up. There are endless possibilities and ways to spend my time. My work and play blur together and I end up doing more of both, taking advantage of the long, warmer days and lasting light.
I have a long list of stories and experiences on my laptop that are waiting to be shared with you on my blog. But they’ll have to wait until the season shifts, things cool down and I have more quiet time to digest, process and write, probably starting in mid October. Some highlights:
On snow & water:
Starting the season in November with spring skiing in Argentina and Antarctica.
Showing up 99 times on my home-mountain in the rainiest and crappiest ski season on the East-coast.
Skiing 125 days in one season; more than I have ever done before.
A solo backcountry ski adventure at 10 000 ft in Montana in May; and driving through Yellowstone park at sunrise.
Adventures on snow, land and water in Iceland in June.
Washing the yellow ski pants I’d bought for Antarctica at the beginning of the season for the first time, before trading them for my paddle board in July.
The end of my ski season in July gave me only 5 weeks to train for the elite 6 mile #standupforthelake SUP race, that happened yesterday.
Coming up on land:
Since my site specific performance at the Moran Plant in June of last year, I have been dreaming up a site specific performance for the Burlington Community Sailing Center. Between Land & Water will be happening for Art Hop, September 10. Stay tuned!
A multi-perspective video installation with footage of this performance will be part of BCA's annual Of Land & Local show, opening at the end of September on Shelburne Farms.
The site-specific multimedia experience White Noise Now, I’m co-creating with Craig and Miles, will be happening October 2nd. It’s going to be incredible. Keep your eyes and ears tuned for the announcement and details.
And… The short solo improv performance, It’s About Presence, I’ll be doing for Clare Byrne’s “Eat Your Art Out” event at BTV’s Light Club Lamp Shop will be on August 26th. You should come!
I’m looking forward to sharing more about all of the adventures I’ve had this year, and I’m excited about these upcoming collaborations & performances. I hope you can join.
Until then, go out and play.
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