It's been some time since I've posted.
I've been busy with class, trying to secure more teaching, and finding more chance to present myself as a performer. After all, I do have a doctorate in Religion and the Arts.
I thought my degree title would scare people away from hiring me. It is true to some degree; people don't seem to understand that the arts are an area that allows us to learn, think, and apply. Philosophy contemplates; arts applies critical thinking. Religious studies - about what people do - involves performance of ethics and arts.
I am so happy to be going to London to attend and study at the Globe Theatre, before going off to Spain for dance class. They are doing Shakespeare and the Bible this year, and I will dig into their archives to find past education session and materials on Shakespeare and the Jews and Shakespeare and Islam.
The Guthrie has had a few study sessions like this, in cooperation with United Theological Seminary. But why not more? Performance puts ideas in your face, in real human bodies. It does change lives, even if you don't seem to realize how a performance affects you.
One of my performances is on youtube now - Cia Alegrias or Cia's Hasidic Alegrias. It's not the best polished video, but finally I have something to post. More coming.