This week Awesome Stories brings you sky dancing, better listening, and winter surfing.
Bandaloop Dance Company
Bandaloop redefines what it means to dance. Amelia Rudolph is the founder and creative director. She’s living her dreams by sharing this unique dance form that is a blend of rock climbing and dancing that has been called sky dancing. Bandaloop celebrates the human spirit, nature, and communities through their unique vertical dance, performed on buildings around the country. They also teach youth and dance companies around the world. You can find many of their videos on YouTube or their Bandaloop website. Below is one of my favorites with mesmerizing choreography, music, and performance from Boston. Enjoy!
If you’ve been following me for a while, then you know that I believe communication is critical to success in relationships and life. And good listening is the foundation for better communication. Here is a good article and Ted Talk by Julian Treasure on 5 Ways to Listen Better. I like his tips for better listening, especially his tips to be aware of our own filters and the environment. Maybe even more important is the intention and commitment to listen better. On a related note, here is an article I wrote about the power of words called Conscious Communication.
I don’t know if Dan Schetter is crazy, passionate or a mix of the two. Dan Schetter has been surfing Lake Michigan for 20 years. Lately, Dan’s become well known for his winter surfing and ice beard. In fact, it’s become a playful competition to see who can create the best ice beard, especially during the Christmas season. Recently he asked a friend to photograph him while surfing on a blustery winter day with the perfect conditions of bitter cold, strong winds, and open water. According to Dan, this is the perfect recipe to create an ice beard. Blow baby blow!
I hope you enjoyed this week’s Awesome Stories. May your year be full of passion, play, and purpose.
Happy New Year!