It is a beautiful, but blue day today in Prague. The show is challenging. Learning how to let go is one of the most exhilarating, yet frightening and challenging things I have ever done in my life. I feel like I am teaching myself to be a silly kid again… be free in myself to explore and go for the unsafe, unpredictable and wild self that is me. I have been dormant in this other, more serious and controlled person for a very long time now. The breaking out process is wild and scary and painful and wonderful and all that.

Here is a beautifully inspiring video to enjoy!

Sorry for the lack of my videos, I didn’t have any idea the schedule would be the way it is, I just haven’t got my stuff together with this one. But you can see some videos as well as pics on the crossed wires website http://www.iristheatreco.org. They will be up tomorrow morning! go see!

xoxo
a

Add yours Comments – 22

  • Silvia

    on May 21, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Hi Allison,

    The weather’s quite changeable in Europe, isn’t it? Be this as it may, I don’t think you teach yourself to become a silly kid again. Don’t you know… kids have a lot more abilities than adults, but lose those while they’re growing up. So actually you’ve been teaching yourself to become sort of more skilled. I think that’s great.

    xo
    Silvia

    PS
    Orange has several very nice clips.

  • Meifang

    on May 21, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Hi Allison
    Just wanted to say your blog is my inspiration and I look forward to a new post everyday 🙂
    Enjoy prague

  • Beth

    on May 21, 2009 at 12:47 am

    That was a cool vid Allison.
    I think I’ve seen something similar before on Will and Grace having to do with using dance to clean up the kitchen, except she falls and breaks the plate instead.

    That video was beautiful and original. Can’t wait to see and hear more.

    xo

  • Susana

    on May 21, 2009 at 1:54 am

    Hey Allison thanks for informing us & yay I am seeing you are having fun thats great to hear. I love the video it’s so cute & beautiful :). I love how he picks her up with such grace amazing.

    Can’t wait to hear more from you

    Take Care,

    Susana

  • Vanessa (spain)

    on May 21, 2009 at 3:32 am

    I hadn´t seen the Crossed Wires website before, I love it! It´s really cool to be able to see all those challenges.
    Just keep posting!

  • Avitable

    on May 21, 2009 at 4:03 am

    That’s exactly how my wife and I clear the table after dinner.

  • Lohengrin

    on May 21, 2009 at 5:11 am

    Hi Allison

    Have you ever read “The praise of Folly” (Erasmus of Rotterdam)?You should find interesting some paragraphs…

    Nice nice video! Usually I tidy up my house using capoeira…

    Ciao ciao

  • william

    on May 21, 2009 at 5:49 am

    Nice video allison. Thanks for posting, and dont get so busy you forget to have fun, its sounds like you are having fun though, so that’s good. Later,
    william

  • MarilyneL

    on May 21, 2009 at 6:15 am

    Nice video! And I checked out the website, really creative and original. You’re voice work is so special, it shows one more layer of your talented person. Best of luck! 😉

  • King Wenceslas

    on May 21, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Allison, I am here for the first time and I can say that you have a great blog… I will be coming back to read more.
    The weather is changing very often here in Prague and that stresses us a bit, but we will keep up-heads…Luck!

  • BOUROUX

    on May 21, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Hi Allison

    The creation requires a lot of emotions. We must put aside our rational side and dive into the unknown.
    You could just tell the problems faced by 9 people trying to tell a story.
    This is a story within a story.
    The same story that takes 9 different directions but eventually
    in the same way. What is important is not the destination but the journey.
    We often have to leave our comfort zone to do great things.
    We must use our emotions returned to move forward.

    Good luck.
    Bye
    Claude.

  • Jenny

    on May 21, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Hi Allison

    The video was really cool. Thanks for sharing. I’ve been checking out the Iris Theatre website. Great job on Challenge 3.

  • Irene

    on May 21, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Art has always come natural to me, so it’s always been my passion.

    When I went to Art School I learned that Art is a very disciplined Skill. It devastated me… it burst my bubble of this romanitic illusion of what I thought Art was…

    I ended up dropping out- I needed time to re-evaluate my dream.

    When I met my guy friend that I mentioned in a previous response to you, he helped me realize that our gift was beautiful, but we have to learn to harness our gift and turn into a skill.

    He also taught me about the importance of allowing yourself new experiences as an artist. That is where you accumilate for your internal pallet to draw from. You have to push yourself to always step out of your norm. in order for you to grow and mature in your gift.

    I’m still having trouble to break out of my cacoon to fly alittle.

    I admire your courage!

  • Eduardo

    on May 21, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Awww that was a realy nice video and im happy for you tha you are remembering how we feel when we are little children that every single thing we discover make us realy happy and anything make us smile we never have to forget that time of our lives .

    xo
    i hope you bring nice photos from prage

  • Amanda N.

    on May 21, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Letting go of the more controlled sides of ourselfs can do wonders for the creative parts within us.That little kid we once were just comes back,and we learn to learn again and have fun with what we do,but also to work hard to keep the things that mean the most to us.I love being a kid who hopes and dreams and thinks the best of the world is at our finger tips.I fear when I do actually reach adulthood I will lose so much of what I have now.But it will be okay,I will just have to deal.I am so glad you are enjoying yourself with this new project.

    That video was all kinds of awesome!It’s so cute how they incorporated dance into just normal everyday tasks,I absolutely love that.Your group company website is just spectacular,it’s cool how everyone’s challenges tie into each other’s.I really liked the audio clip of the song you put together with the words you were given.It was sung really slow,and it sounded incredible.Keep up with cool stuff like that,I would love to hear more of your voice talents.It is very rare and when it comes up I am just stumped,cause you have so many skills.I really appreciate you sharing little things like that with us,somehow you seem a bit more tangible and real when I see and hear things like that.Actually I feel like that whenever I read your blogs.

    It’s okay about the videos,your schedule must be harsh at this time.But I am looking forward to the next one.

  • Jesse

    on May 21, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Hi Allison

    Interesting video, if I can get the newspaper like that no, it probably would look awkward haaa. But I like the way the music matches their dancing technique it’s a great video. Oh Allison I am going to miss three days of your beautiful blog. I have to go to Toronto to visit my family however; I will be back Sunday evening to respond, or Monday. Wow in the background I hear a bass, is that a keyboard effect or something. I will miss you always umm

    -jesse

  • paul

    on May 21, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    The video seems very freeing; I guess it’s the nature of dance to be uninhibited.

    I’m especially impressed that they got the cat to cross the road on cue…!

  • thomas

    on May 21, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Dancing is making love to music…Shakespear. Bless you Allison.

  • Silvia

    on May 21, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Quote: “Dancing is making love to music…Shakespear.”

    …and this is so true!

  • Jana

    on May 22, 2009 at 3:49 am

    Allison!!! Wonderful video! Enjoying Prague? I’m coming to see the show on Tuesday night!!!

  • Brittany

    on May 23, 2009 at 7:29 am

    Hey Allison! Really cool video, thanks for sharing! I love how in the end they just go to holding hands.
    BrittanyXOXOXO

  • poetic dissonance

    on August 9, 2009 at 2:00 am

    …joyous..