Sandra Capellaro¬†performed in Elaine Colandrea’s last two Continuum-inspired productions. She is a mother, writer, administrator, translator and dancer based in the Hudson Valley, where she is most brought alive by immersing herself in nature.

Involvement:¬† I’ve been studying Continuum with Elaine Colandrea for the last nine years and participated in workshops with Emilie Conrad and Susan Harper. The regular monthly classes in New Paltz feed me on a physical, emotional and creative level, fill my need for deep community and enable me to be seen as well as witness others in their ongoing growth.

Creativity:¬† Along with teaching me patience (“stay the course!”) Continuum has also revealed to me over the years my strong feminine side — beyond intuition and sensitivity to a more bold sensuality. Finding pleasure has opened me to the creative process. Hand in hand with sensuality came beauty, and the resulting urge to create beauty. Keats wrote that “beauty is truth, truth beauty”. As I’m transcribing my own truth in poetry and story I always come back to the body, for metaphors, but also for grounding, for comfort. Nothing compares to the power I feel when I’m fully embodied and have the guts to create, firm in the trust that beauty will shine forth. In that place of personal vulnerability we’re all connected!