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hi there

I am

Min // dancer of dark and light // philosopher // story teller

I’m currently focused on researching - what is the dance and revolution we need, here and now? 

Growing up, I believed that the appropriate response to all the atrocious happenings in the world was sadness, and to feel otherwise would have been untruthful or negligent. Through a series of intense falling and being caught in life, I’ve been shown the sublime beauty of compassion, gratitude, and hope that I cannot completely know yet but want to know, within the same world. I’ve since been working to shift my relation to the world from sad, angry, and reactive fix-it mode to something more like inspired, trusting, and creative, in baring my vulnerable edges to the embrace of the world.

What continues to move me are the moments that have colored my life with beauty and love I could not have imagined; I’m devoted to creating and holding more spaces, literal and imaginary, where this is the ground we stand on together.

Past themes and pursuits of my work have included: breaking the patriarchal feminine and masculine; transforming death into life; ocean; bridging political / emotional / socio-political divides; feeling of home; authentic expression; sense of agency and transgression; aesthetics of friendship; radical interconnectedness; empathy; everyday rituals; community discourse; the gift of depression

If any of this resonates with you, perhaps we can co-create a moment, a movement, an art piece, a protest, a love, devotion, and existence.

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I'm inspired by Werner Herzog in his ecstasy of truth, Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī in love, Joanna Macy in pursuit of the great turning, Joshua Oppenheimer in his relentless yet compassionate reveals, Mary Oliver in her unique individualism in relation to the whole and her way of life, Atsushi Takenouchi in his embodiment of truth, Anastazia Louise in her loving attention to every living being, Marina Abramovic in her fearless giving of herself, Mizu Desierto for fearlessly creating a new age in dance and culture, Reggie Watts in the sexiest bearness, Liz Mak in her adventures to save endangered stories, Ludwig Wittgenstein in his sense of agency in life and language, Margaret McCarthy in her truthful clowning, Hubert Dreyfus in creating meaning in a secular age, Tyler Krupp in his beautiful, daily devotion to the whole, Albert Kong in his transgressive tricks, Idexa Stern, in her doodles of love and collaboration, Christina Tran in simplifying difficult emotions and messages, Louis C.K. in his creative courage, Nicky Case in their commitment to social change, Mattie Brice in her designs toward better relations, and Logan Williams in his otherworldly disclosures.

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I dance
in the darkness, co-creating the brilliance of a more than reality

I dance
deep in love with the ocean, our inner and outer landscapes, and the 7.5 billion humans in our home

With the waves within and around me,
I dance




“There's a song that wants to sing itself through us. We just got to be available. Maybe the song that is to be sung through us is the most beautiful requiem for an irreplaceable planet or maybe it's a song of joyous rebirth as we create a new culture that doesn't destroy its world. But in any case, there's absolutely no excuse for our making our passionate love for our world dependent on what we think of its degree of health, whether we think it's going to go on forever. Those are just thoughts anyway. But this moment you're alive, so you can just dial up the magic of that at any time.”
- Joanna Macy