Monthly Archives: May 2012

Today’s Word: Muscle Memory

When in Japan recently, I learned an interesting custom. In some shops, the merchants have small trays upon which you place your money when exchanging cash and coins with the merchant. I got varying explanations for this custom from my Japanese colleagues, but it definitely seems a very efficient and respectful custom. I learned about [...]

By | May 29th, 2012|Salimpour School|Comments Off on Today’s Word: Muscle Memory

Today’s Words: Kabuki, Technique & Options

In my recent workshop trip to Japan, my sponsor treated us to a wonderful opportunity to attend kabuki theater. We saw a production on its opening night, and we were intrigued by all of it: acting style, facial expressions, staging, costuming, symbolism, etc. Kabuki began in the early 1600s, and originally was performed exclusively by [...]

By | May 16th, 2012|Salimpour School|Comments Off on Today’s Words: Kabuki, Technique & Options

Persian Dance Instruction Available via Online Classes

We now offer Persian Dance instruction by Shahrzad Khorsandi through our online classes. Instruction in this exquisite dance format is rare, and we thrilled to present Shahrzad's work and training. Drawing upon her formal dance training and her intrinsic knowledge of Persian aesthetics, Shahrzad is among the first Persian dance practitioners to create a formalized [...]

By | May 15th, 2012|Salimpour School|Comments Off on Persian Dance Instruction Available via Online Classes

Making it Happen

I was in Paris in the early 90's with my boyfriend (we’ll call him PK) at the time. We were on a two week trip of Europe, and PK was showing some of his favorite spots in the great city as well as meeting friends. We stayed at the hotel that Madonna shot her music [...]

By | May 12th, 2012|Salimpour School|Comments Off on Making it Happen

Today’s Word: Escalate

Several years ago, I was on a workshop tour in Europe. At some point in the journey, my daughter (who was about nine at the time) and I were on a down-going airport escalator with six very large, fully packed suitcases. We were already halfway down when an elderly gentleman fell at the bottom of [...]

By | May 8th, 2012|Salimpour School|Comments Off on Today’s Word: Escalate
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