The Alonzo King LINES Ballet blog now features a biweekly column by Dr. Lindsay Stephens called Body Care for Dancers. In her posts she shares her vast knowledge on topics such as injury prevention, treatment and recovery. Read on for her second installment in which she offers tips for reducing injury through stretching.
#1: Breathing! Simple, yet effective. Holding your breath restricts core muscle control, decreasing stability and increasing the risk of injury. If a structure is unstable, supporting structures will take more load and wear down easier. In order to avoid this and maintain stability, one must have full ...
The Alonzo King LINES Ballet blog will now feature a biweekly column by Dr. Lindsay Stephens called Body Care for Dancers. In her posts she’ll share her vast knowledge on topics such as injury prevention, treatment and recovery. Read on for an introduction to Dr. Stephens and her first installment of Body Care for Dancers.
Dr. Lindsay Stephens is a sports chiropractor working in San Francisco. As a military brat she spent her formative years in Germany. After her time overseas, she moved stateside to Florida, where she obtained her Bachelors Degree from Florida Atlantic University in Exercise Science ...
Holy Vache. Fourviere, Lyon
Words of wisdom on my breakfast placemat
Thank you Tel Aviv!
I've gone though many emotions on this tour. As we travel city to city I feel different chapters of my life paging by. Every new place becomes my favorite place - each with its own atmosphere and culture to experience. The job of a dancer comes with some difficulties for sure, but the rewards far outnumber any of the hardships.
The following are photos from my time in La Rochelle and Rouen. Enjoy!
We arrived two days ago in stunning Rouen, France. The tour has been a success thus far. The audiences in every city have been generous and enthusiastic. The three new men in the Company have been dancing beautifully... there is a lot of good energy and support amongst the group. The workload is tough, but we’ve been staying strong and are having lots of fun along the way. Getting the chance to be inspired by one’s colleagues and also by worldly sites... well, I feel extremely fortunate.
Our first stop was Tel Aviv, Israel. A few of the ...
Seeing the ever-changing light in a different way. Floating for the first time. Feeling a sense of home. Self-realizations of the deeper and surface self. Familiar faces rekindled and reunited, keeping us all so grateful that we know the amazing people that we do. Laughing. Loving. TRYING. The introduction of new luminous spirits. Family. Loving my mother more than she will ever know. Gaga. Momentary warmth, and the fade into a brush of cold winds. Receiving one word for three days; and the smile that kissed my face when reading it. Always changing and in search of something; and, as ...
We just landed in La Rochelle after two weeks performing at Maison de la Danse in Lyon. We are about halfway done with the tour and it feels good. Both Tel Aviv and Jerusalem were amazing and being in Lyon wasn't bad either.
The weather has been awesome in La Rochelle -- 42 degrees is my comfort zone so I am loving it. Seafood abounds because the beach is two seconds away from the hotel and theater.
Although I’ve been sick (for the majority of the tour), I'm hoping that La Rochelle brings it out of me. The ...
Today is a day off, yay! And I get to spend it in Lyon, France. It feels so good to be back home! I get to speak French, to shop at Monoprix, to buy my favorite brands and eat my favorite foods! I already treated myself to a kir royal and foie gras!!!
I also had time to catch up with friends with whom I worked while dancing in New York and Munich.
The shows are going well. We had a surprise visit from Ricardo Zayas! I’m glad to be back on the stage of Maison de ...
Travel to Folsom Lake. Trumpets play!!! We began our trip in two groups of mini vans (we was packed) and embarked on a brisk two hour ride to this little collage town about 45 minutes outside of Sacramento. The theater building was huge, with lots of rehearsal space and three stages. The staff on set were extremely hospitable and very accommodating to our needs as a dance company, which included providing an awesome assortment of food, sweets and drinks.
The show was superb! This was my third show as an official Company member with LINES; and though I’m only ...
Our second show of the season took us to Livermore, California to perform Writing Ground and Meyer. A breezy forty-five minute bus ride had us to and from the lovely Bankhead Theater all in a very rewarding day. The performance was my second with LINES ever. Thrilling, inspiring, gratifying: all words that come to mind when I try to describe this new opportunity. Traveling and performing with these beautiful people has been a joy.
Warming up before class on stage.
The ever lovely MIchael and Yujin in the green room.
Edgar Winter played the Bankhead Theatre last April. One Youtube ...