Tap Into Transformation, June – Get out of the frying pan & into the FIRE!

Once a month…. come to a new kind of gathering.

Tap Into Transformation
At the Viriditas Studio
4939 N. Broadway, Unit 65, Boulder, CO 80304
June 7, 2013, 7-9 pm

GET OUT OF THE FRYING PAN AND INTO THE FIRE!

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 The June Tap Into Transformation celebrates the gift of direct connection to the divinity and joy in us, and the expression of that joy as it comes through our bodies and through a group of people moving together in rhythms and sounds that we create in community… and in tap shoes!!

 THAT IS THE FIRE…

Come help us create a bonfire… and feel the joy that arises when we get out of our own way,move our bodies, tap our feet and send our passion into the world!

    Join husband and wife duo Dr. Jeannine Goode-Allen and Dr. David Sharp in an evening of transformational song, poetry and tap dancing in our gorgeous and inspiring Viriditas Studio in North Boulder. You will laugh, smile and stomp your feet while feeling the joy of moving your body and opening your heart to awe, wonder, beauty, gratitude and more.

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Our world so needs each of us to step out onto the stage of life and make manifest our great potential. Experience us as we pave the way to do this by exhibiting the power of Divinity In Action through our spectacular and fun gifts.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity, in a creative community, to share and honor your own gifts, or be inspired to dive into new ones! We will teach you some basic tap steps, and with these tools, we will journey into our hearts to praise, complain, thank and bless. We will create rhythms, poetry, and prayers with our feet and our bodies, individually and as a group.

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To Reserve Tickets:

1.888.612.8189 or www.viriditasllc.com   $15.00 admission  $10.00 students

No experience necessary and we provide the tap shoes!

We have food at the intermission, and we will be serving something cooked in a frying pan!  Okay, maybe grilled too, for the health conscious ones. But isn’t that all of us?

Let’s sing, dance, and grow together….while having an absolute BLAST!!

Sharpette & Annie Ruth’s Truths – May

I began creating what I call Sharpettes over 30 years ago. As a speaker and writer they became my own way of sharpening my understanding of the meaning, power, and energy of a single word. I am sharing them publicly now in hopes that you will enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed creating them.

The first line is the word.
The second line defines or describes the word twice, 4 syllables for each attempt. You may place a comma or semi-colon between each attempt. So, the second line has a total of 8 syllables.
The third line is a simile. It always begins with the word “Like”, and paints a picture of the word in 10 or 11 syllables.

On some Sharpettes the 4th or 5th syllable of the third line will rhyme with the word on the first line itself. This can yield another insight into the word chosen, and provides a unique and fun poetic challenge.

Enjoy!
David

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Destiny
Life’s blind journey; all that will be
Like a road one cannot see…but travels on.

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Annie Ruth’s Truths are my renderings of folk wisdom and country common sense, gained from a lifetime of listening to my mom, who has a unique way with words, as well as a witty, joyous and playful attitude to go with it! Always fun or sassy, they tell the truth and can make you laugh, shake your head and go “Hmph!” or even make you shout, “Whaaat?!

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“The cotton knows how high to grow, and so do you…from head to toe.

(Meaning) wisdom is already present in life.  Nature knows what to do….We must learn to find joy in how God made us.

 

Power For Life Now, May newsletter

It’s been a whirlwind since we returned from Germany! The first week back we had our April Tap Into Transformation, which was a fun evening filled with powerful expressions of our bodies, minds and spirit. The inspiration for the creation of the Archangel choreography for that evening came to me in the shower! I have learned that water can be a great connection point for the spirit realm to communicate with us. After teaching everyone this inspiring archangel tap dance that evening and explaining how it came to me, I was (jokingly, I think) asked by one participant if they could use my shower sometime!

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It was only two counts of 8, but it was intense, powerful, and fun! We did it over and over, which allowed the energy of the movements to really sink into our bodies. These are steps that one can do anytime (within reason, of course) when they want to feel the power and energy of this mighty and commanding angelic presence. The group was so affected by that night’s Archangelic presence that we started creating our own group Angelic Tap Prayer!  Everyone left the evening ready to share this love, power and inspiration with the world.

 

Two days later Jeannine and I gave a presentation at the Most Precious Blood Catholic Church in Denver. We presented our new choreography for the upcoming July performance of Feathers On The Breath Of God at the Bas Bleu Theater in Ft. Collins, CO. This choreography continues the Archangelic theme with me playing Archangel Michael. Jeannine said people came to her after the presentation and were so impressed by my performance that they referred to me as “the Archangel!” I think people love to see tap dancing in person and it is rare these days to find, especially in smaller local venues.

May will continue to be a busy month, as we have started rehearsals for Feathers On The Breath Of God, which opens in July at the Bas Bleu Theater in Fort Collins, CO.

Also, I will be lecturing at the University of Colorado (Boulder) on May 21, in the sociology department. Dr. Eleanor Hubbard, who has been teaching there for over 30 years, read the article written about me in the Boulder newspaper, The Daily Camera. She purchased my book, I’m a Black Man, Who Are You? and has invited me to speak to her class. I have been asked to share my own story in relation to her groundbreaking course, Whiteness Studies, which uses critical race theory to explore white as a race. I am lecturing on the effects of racial prejudice and discrimination and how it affects identity development, individual mindset and perspective relative to the world. It will be on Tuesday, May 21st, from 12:30pm–3:30pm. in the sociology lecture hall.

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Jeannine and I will also be traveling back down to Denver to present at St. Paul’s Methodist Church on May 19th.  Jeannine will be presenting Hildegard’s Traveling Exhibit at the 5 pm service, which has a Buddhist congregation, and we will tap dance to Psalm 91.  I created the arrangement for Jeannine’s beautiful melody, and we are enjoying being able to move our bodies and feet to such amazing words.

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We had 19 people attend and celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us!  We had a sombrero for the Mexican hat dance, margaritas and tap shoes for all!  We used it as a way to connect to our own celebration of life, freedom and the acknowledgment of our own courage, bravery and triumphs. Cinco de Mayo celebrates an unexpected victory by a greatly outnumbered Mexican force over a French army that hadn’t been defeated in 50 years.

This victory has grown to become a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. Since that Battle of Puebla in May of 1862, no country in the Americas has been invaded by any other European military force. We have all benefited from the bravery and commitment to freedom of those warriors.

•    What battles have you won that no one thought you would win?
•    When have you been outnumbered only to come out victorious?
•    What battles are you facing now and who is fighting with you?

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I hope you can join us next month for our June theme of: Get out of the frying pan, and into the fire!

With One Heart,
David