Singing at a nursing home

I have been lucky enough to be working at Ridges each week with Dancing Heart, and I have gained so much understanding about how much all people want to be greeted warmly and closely. There is so much reserve here in Minnesota, and shyness, too,  I suppose

 Anyhow, I visited a nursing home with my Sacred Harp choir just yesterday and had the pleasure of greeting so many of the residents with a hand squeeze,  and smile, and received the same right back again. I think the last time I was singing out in a “home” I felt  that getting so close would be invasive, but I have learned that for the most part people are glad to be “seen”.  I was especially touched by a woman who  was somewhat drawn into herself, but when she connected with my presence, she just beamed. It is a gift that we can all share because it is bigger than our personalities, and bigger than whether or not we have any filial relationship. Big Love


The mission of Kairos Dance Theatre is to transform and revitalize individuals and communities. We work with older adults in intergenerational settings to liberate the healing power of interactive dance and story. We achieve our mission by engaging the skills of professional teaching artists.

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