Mr. Kylian Inspires

Friends the only words that are mine are these.  I just wanted to share a ballet that we created with Jiri Kylian and his wonderful words concerning the last duet of the ballet.  The man inspires.  You never really know what you have until it is far from reach.  I rarely did anyway.  Enough of me.  I hope that you enjoy this link and Mr. K’s words.Whereabouts Unknown by Jiri KylianJiri Kylian’s life work


INSIDE magazine a short life

I remember that my ex colleague Ulryke Lytton and I were both injured.  Uli’s had something to do with her foot and I had stress fractures on both shins.  We had just done a season at the Opera Garnier in Paris and NDT 3 was in its infancy.  Schedelhoekshaven was buzzing.  Uli and I thought to do a magazine for the people in the building and with the help of two people outside of the building, MA Whiteside and her husband Arno we launched “Inside” magazine with an advice column, tips on injury care, dieting, interviews with the current stars of the theater and at that time NDT 3 was just beginning and Uli interviewed Niklas Ek and Sabine Kupferberg and I did Gerard Lemaitre and Alida Chase.   I had an article called “Bitch and let Bitch” because as we had just come back from Paris and previous to that I seem to remember we did a season of Mr. Kylian’s first full length piece: “Kaguyahime” and there was a journalist doing articles on us for the sponsor’s magazine and she was to put nicely a Baiaiaitcttchtttch!!!!!  Her article pointed out that there were women sweating and how unbecoming it was you know stuff like that.  WE ARE DANCERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyway, “Bitch…..” was an article mimicking her style if you will. Fiona Lummis always did great cartoon caricatures of us and we had her do a few for the magazine.  She did a wonderful one of the guest teacher who was with us at the time Olga Evreinoff and added to it some funny comments of Olgas.  She also did the other one I will add on to this page of the Canteen thief.  I hope that you enjoy reading our remedy for boredom. Uli we miss you.  JE

Sorry our center fold.  We had 5 incredible men in the house at the same time and we managed to get them to pose for our center fold entitled “Cream of the Cream”  Joris Jan-Bos who was I think beginning his career as the house photographer took an awesome picture of the 5 wizards heads stacked on top of each other.   The pic was a huge success.  Now I am done.


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“Bitch and let Bitch”

Fiona Lummis’ artwork:

A link from the Royal Ballet which has nothing to do with this magazine which I ran into on the net looking up the proper spelling of Olga’s name.  It gives you more insight on who this amazing woman we were working with was.

Olga Evreinoff Royal Ballet Guest Teacher


As everyone knows I seem to always run into what is sad and depressing.  These racist posts in the Raval and the Poble Sec pointing at illegal immigrants.  They are simple but all over

the place and very noticeable. I am disturbed as I am not sure why we have gone this way with our lives.  Trump as a joke president, Brexit, Nationalism beyond belief everywhere.  I thought we had entered the age of Aquarius where we embrace each other and continue.  Obviously the person/persons carrying on this graffiti crime is/are stupid.  It has been proven over and over again that immigrants help the economy.  I myself being a perpetual immigrant cannot see this hate anymore.  Where are the police?  Why isn’t this person arrested?  Funny they always seem to be around when I am walking the streets but to catch a person who has time to elaborately write hate is too hard for them.  I had to take a break from my anger and decided to do so by selfishly treating myself to Tank and the Banga’s song “Rollercoaster”.  I know that it is not a remedy but I did not want to think of the ugliness around me and went tripping on their rollercoaster.  Tank and the Bangas – “Rollercoasters” (Recorded Live for World Cafe)

The Horse in 2018:

The Horse in the Year of the Dog! 

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7th sign of the Chinese zodiac, the Horse is an athlete, always in motion and passionate for far away adventures. Very comfortable in society, he’s also a skilled and cultured speaker. However, the Horse tends to shirk his responsibilities, especially when one tries to tame him without his agreement.

His enthusiasm, as well as his insatiable desire for freedom and strong emotions, can somewhat hinder him in the construction of his projects. On the other hand, when the Horse chooses the right path, his adventure is then strewn with brilliant successes. A little too turned on himself (some would even say that he’s quite selfish), his unique ability to sniff danger at a great distance always gives the Horse great value as a companion.

Even if the native of the Chinese zodiac sign of the Horse is very loyal in friendship, his constant need to live new experiences and adventures in unexplored lands is a source of discomfort for his more sedentary companions. He is in general an accomplished sportsman and an amateur of sports practices in the open air.

Always passionate and surprising in love, the Horse finds nothing more attractive than a journey to the unknown. If you try to restrain a Horse by depriving him of his freedom, he can become intolerant and aggressive, constantly ruminating his dissatisfaction, like a little daily story which you will have to undergo the inconveniences.

The Horse is very fast and efficient in his work. However, the quality of his production can sometimes suffer from a lack of preparation and research upstream, especially since he doesn’t necessarily like to ask for advice, as he thinks he is fully self-sufficient. In spite of the sometimes perfectible quality of his achievements, the Horse always finds an audience to applaud him warmly and to congratulate him with devotion, so much his persuasiveness is effective.

In love, the Horse’s concern for independence, demonstrated by his ability to pack his bags overnight, doesn’t mean that he appreciates loneliness. He would prefer to be at the origin of a possible separation rather than being abandoned against his will. A good lover, always sensual and charming, the Horse must however learn moderation and patience if he wishes to preserve peace and serenity within his home.

More than money, it is the strong emotions that the Horse seeks to live in priority to feel fulfilled in his life. Despite his self-sufficiency and latent selfishness, the Horse can be surprisingly generous to weaker than him. Indeed, his noble nature and his thirst for exceeding his limits prevent him from falling into the mean and jealous comparison of his neighbor. On the contrary, he must rather guard himself from the temptation to withdraw from the world for having contemplated it for too long from the top of his rare snow-capped peaks still untouched by human pollution.


A year of reconciliation with your old abandoned dreams.

Score of the Year of the Earth Dog 2018 for the Horse: 6/10
Chinese New Year 2018’s resolution for the Horse: “Devotion


The Horse in 2018 must remain humble and not take his dreams for realities. Indeed, people born during a Year of the Horse tend to be highly self-satisfied, and bewildered at their own accomplishments.

During the Year of the Dog 2018, the Horse is more centered on the needs of his home and family. It’s for the better, because it’s a period during which his plans for long distant journeys are put on hold.

In 2018, the Horse may also face a family dispute that can lead to trial. It’s therefore crucial for the Horse to remain discreet with the people he works with on a daily basis, regarding his family situation and any related actions he thinks he should undertake. In the event of a legal dispute, the Horse will do well to ensure that he’s previously kept valuable documents in order, rather than taking a chance on the turn of events.

Let us remember that a year placed under the influence of the element Earth in its Yang form requires good management and irreproachable organization.


The Horse in a relationship may be required to justify to his / her partner his nightly escapades. It’s possible that the spouse of fickle Horse, who had so far decided to close his / her eyes on his misdeeds, may now lack patience and remind him firmly of the importance of his presence in the home.

The turn of events in 2018 may actually induce for the Horse to refrain from reviewing certain lovers or former lovers. The Horse is well inclined to cooperate with the injunctions of his / her partner, at least during the first half of the year. During the Year of the Earth Dog 2018, the companion of the Horse is brought to understand and accept that nothing can be placed between the Horse and his cherished freedom. In the eventuality that this situation becomes untenable, a break-up is perfectly conceivable.

For the single Horse, love is knocking on the door, on the benches of high school or during a professional training. The more unexpected the encounter, the stronger the intensity. 2018 is a year during which which one can expect the creation of many couples of Horses, ending a long period of celibacy.

The unions created during the Dog Year 2018 are for the most part beneficial, especially since they will paradoxically promote his learning in all fields. Indeed, the Horse, having no other desire but to impress his new love, will take a tenfold interest and attention to his studies. On the other hand, romantic encounters during parties, in bars or night clubs, shall be as intense as short.

A birth during the year of the 2018 Earth Dog is particularly conducive to a Horse parent. The Horse, thanks to his stable element, Fire, is able to nourish the thirst for knowledge of his Earth Dog child (according to the cycle of creation of the 5 elements, Fire feeds Earth). As a result, the Horse parent finds in his child Dog an ideal interlocutor, always ready to listen to his theories and the stories of his many exploits.

Chinese zodiac Horse’s colors of the Year 2018: White, Larch Green, Blue


On a professional level, starting in the Chinese New Year 2018 and throughout the year, the Horse may have to choose between keeping the reassuring but boring routine of a job that isn’t very fulfilling or, on the contrary, decide to take the risk of starting a new project and totally reshuffle the direction of his career.

In the first case, the Horse may have to justify the quality and relevance of his work to his colleagues and manager, even though he isn’t even responsible for his own schedule. In the event that the Horse chooses to take a break, and decides to take a fresh start to choose a craft more adapted to his flamboyant personality, it will be indispensable for him to be accompanied by competent and trusted partners.

In 2018, the Horse, who usually prefers shortcuts, discovers with surprise that concrete results can be achieved if efforts are redoubled. Previous investments are beginning to bear fruit during the Year of the Dog.

The Horse student can expect to live a fulfilling year in 2018, during which the success of his exams is on track, and obtaining a first job perfectly conceivable.


Most favorable periods for the Horse in 2018: Month of the Tiger (February 2018), Month of the Horse (June 2018), Month of the Goat (July 2018), Month of the Dog (October 2018)

Least favorable Period: Month of the Rat (December 2018)

By Karma Weather – April 23, 2017 © KarmaWeather® by Konbi®

norma jeane

Marilyn was so ahead of her time.

Ella Fitzgerald said ” I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt. Its because of her that i played Mocambo. She personally called the owner of the Mocambo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately,and if he would do it, she would take a front table every night. And Marilyn was there,front table,every night” MS magazine. August 1972

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A Cockeyed Optimist

Lena Horne singing Cockeyed Optimist

When the sky is bright canary yellow
I forget ev’ry cloud I’ve ever seen
So they called me a cockeyed optimist
Immature and incurably green

I have heard people rant and rave and bellow
That we’re done and we might as well be dead
But I’m only a cockeyed optimist
And I can’t get it into my head

I hear the human race
Is fallin’ on its face
And hasn’t very far to go
But ev’ry whip-poor-will
Is sellin’ me a bill
And tellin’ me it just ain’t so

I could say life is just a bowl of Jello
And appear more intelligent and smart
But I’m stuck like a dope
With a thing called hope
And I can’t get it out of my heart!
Not this heart

Oscar Hammerstein

Move On

The first show I ever paid to go and  see on Broadway was “Sunday in the Park with George” Back then, standing room was 5 or 10 dollars and I tell you, 1 dollar was a lot of money to be at that time.   I was then 17 and I couldn’t tell you what it was that pulled me to go and see that particular show.  It wasn’t your “Sophisticated Ladies” or your “A Chorus Line” which are brilliant in their own ways but I wanted to experience a Stephen Sondheim show.  I had schooled myself for so many years on musicals and found that I was fascinated by Sondheim.  His use of words, his wit, his intellect, you name it and here I was alive and there was a Sondheim show to be seen.  I did not know what the show was about or who George Seurat was at the time nor did I care.  I just wanted to experience Sondheim.  I was moved, changed and elevated to place from where I have never been able to come down. One song has always stayed with me.  I grew up constantly feeling in limbo and not really knowing who I belong to so “Move On” helped me direct my life to unimaginable places  It has always stayed with me and will always be a part of me.  It is guiding me now.  I give you “Move On”

Thank you Stephen Sondheim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Are you working on something new?
That is not like you, George
I’ve nothing to say
You have many things
Well, nothing that’s not been said
Said by you, though. George
I do not know where to go
And nor did I
I want to make things that count,
Things that will be new…
I did what I had to do…
What am I to do?
Move on…
Stop worrying where you’re going-
Move on
If you can know where you’re going
You’ve gone
Just keep moving on
I chose, and my world was shaken-
So what?
The choice may have been mistaken,

The choosing was not
You have to move on
Look at what you want,
Not at where you are,
Not at what you’ll be-
Look at all the things you’ve done for me
Opened up my eyes,
Taught me how to see,
Notice every tree-

Notice every tree…
Understand the light-
…Understand the light…
Concentrate on now-
I want to move on
I want to explore the light
I want to know how to get through,
Through to something new,
Something of my own-
Move on
Move on
Stop worrying it your vision
Is new
Let others make that decision-
They usually do
You keep moving on
Something in the light,
Something in the sky,
In the grass,
Up behind the trees…
Things I hadn’t looked at
Till now
Flower in your hat.
And your smile
And the color of your hair.
Look at what you’ve done,
Then at what you want,
Not at where you are,
What you’ll be
Look at all the things
You gave to me
Let me give to you
Something in return
I would be so pleased…
And the way you catch the light
And the care
And the feeling
And the life
Moving on
We’ve always belonged
We will always belong
Just keep moving on
Anything you do
Let it come from you
Then it will be new
Give us more to see…