In This Moment
Twyla Kowalenko, Sasha
Young children inhabit the present moment. Ideologically this is beautiful and a teaching for us to bring ourselves into the present. Practically, as parents, navigating the tension between these conceptualizations of the world can be the biggest stress ever. One parent uses dance to non-verbally explore how to find a meeting place to move fluidly with her toddler.
Twyla Kowalenko believes strongly in the power of dance. So much so, that she is part of the organizational body and facilitator team of The Move Collective, facilitates community-based dance, and is pursing her doctorate at York looking into the idea of access to dance and movement. In all areas of Twyla's life - academic, professional and personal - she is committed to being a part of and fostering an increased sense of connection and community, and she is blessed with the opportunities she has to do this in Toronto. Performing with Create-Move-Connect is a chance for Twyla to connect her explorations as a mother, dancer, facilitator and community-member and share them with others.
Sasha has been dancing since he was in utero. When he hears music, his usual response is: "We need to dance Mommy." When Mommy asked him if he wanted to perform dance, he seemed to be into the idea.