about being born into a world of music, performing arts history and the advocacy of music and the Arts as a medium for personal and Social Change……
The Arts have an incredible agency to touch, enhance, empower change and heal lives……
I believe that The Performing Arts have the power to make critical differences within and across cultures and communities
I believe that Arts organizations and social entrepreneurs have a critical responsibility to collaborate to create these enhancements for the greater Social Good.
I am reminded….. of the African American church hymn that was a favorite of my grandmothers, His Eye is On The Sparrow
“If I can help somebody, then my living shall not be in vain….”
The music you are listening to has immense personal meaning to me.
It is emblematic of everything about this creative journey and this unique mosaic of The Creative Arts: music, dance, painting and creative movement of the inner soul.
This is music that unearths the conversation my mother shared with me that someone early on…told her adamantly that I needed to go to a special school for gifted children in The Arts… I was age 6 1/2.
The Arts.. for the 4 year old Bill Doggett started with Eurythmics:
dance movement and music education for children in classes at USC and age 5 with piano .
Also known as The Dalcroze Method of Early Childhood Music Education, explore its history along with the other methods: Kodaly, Suzuki and Orff Schulwerk http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalcroze_Eurhythmics
For me, understanding music has always been about…feeling the music and visualizing it. This sensibility I connect directly to The Dalcroze Method aka Eurythmics that established my early Childhood musical training.
My skill in Eurythmics led my mother to take me to see my first ballets: Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty age 4-5.
To this day, I remember the very strong and scary impression that The Black Swan entrances and the leitfmotif music had on me. Im not sure why, but that was scary….to me.
Sleeping Beauty was better and it tied in to my favorite movie as a 4 year old, the brand new Disney classic: Sleeping Beauty. How many times did my mother take me to see my favorite Disney movie.! I was the Prince from Sleeping Beauty for 2 Halloweens in a row and kept my costume in its original box for years…