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    Coming Out of My Dance Closet… Again

    “One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.” —Henry Ford

    The Story…  (RA’s journal reflections)
    March 23rd, 2018
    pt 1 | Coming Out of my dance closet 💃🏻– I have not danced publicly since I experienced a hit and run accident in 2012 where my mom and I were struck and knocked over several feet by a Hasidic Man who was driving a SUV. It was the week of Dec 21st 2012. I was preparing all year for this particular week. 2012 was a powerful dark night of the soul kind of year. My mom and I had been in religious odds with one another. But that morning we put our points of views aside and went to a very early 5:30am mass and church breakfast. It was such an amazing experience. We were giggling like lil girls and hopping in our fluffy coats. We were crossing the street when the driver made a turn onto the street we were crossing. We were already in the middle when he made his turn. My mom was hit first. I saw her fall. She was so close to his tire! In an adrenaline rush I screamed the loudest scream and pulled my mom toward me. That’s when I got struck. And rolled over too. What saved us was our fluffy coats and that he was driving slow. There were two other men who witnessed the scene. None of them moved. And neither did the driver. He didn’t ask if we were ok. He left the scene. Left my mom and I on the street floor. Nothing broken. Just bruises and aches. But the long term effects, the PTSD and feeling like cattle was something that has taken me years to work thru. It was a multifaceted opportunity that opened up the dark night of the soul to unbearable and gut wrenching reflections. As a result, I went underground and stopped sharing my Soulfuldancing publicly. In the last few months the universe has sent me messages from medicine women who are having dreams and visions of dancing and movement and healing energy and the soul. Very particular messages that communicated to my soul, “Its time my dear.” I dedicate my soulfuldance tomorrow to Mother Father God, my mother and father – Rosa and Angel and to all of my teachers. Thank you! Join me at Manifest 6pm-8pm at El Puente – 211 Roebling BK NY 11211 – Donation $10

    March 24th, 2018
    Manifest 2018 at El Puente –  The day of my Soulfuldancing “Coming Out of My Dance Closet” Again –

    March 25th, 2018
    pt 2 |
    “Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.” -Martha Graham
    🌹😇 thank you for witnessing a very pivotal life journey for me. I did it! I shared my Soulfuldancing publicly again after more than 5 years. You know the longer you wait to get to something, the harder it is to get to it. And even 5 mins before the show, there were parts of me that wanted to hide and quit and not show up. I don’t know how to describe it. It felt like pushing thru an invisible force that would not have minded that this dance never take place. Even 5 mins before the dance. I wanted to run from myself. Hide into a lil cocoon. I didn’t want to face this discomfort. I wasn’t sure who would come out on the other side. The show must go on and it did. Before I knew it, my friend Natalia was calling me with her drum on stage. I knew I couldn’t run. I knew I had to dance forward. Wepa! Lo hice. Gracias. Gracias. To all of my friends loved ones and teachers who came to me with those messages that the soul can not ignore.. “It’s Time”

    March 26th, 2018
    pt3 – Coming out of my Dance Closet – Again
    Thank you all for witnessing such an important moment in my life. My soul feels at peace. Today has been a great birthday back to me.

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