There is a vitality, a life force, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one you in all of time, this expression is unique.

If you block it, It will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is; Nor how valuable it is; Nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, To keep the channel open.

You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. No artist is ever pleased. There is a queer, divine dissatisfaction; A blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than others.

-Martha Graham
Lessons are given at Sol Studios in SE Portland.


Phone: 503-314-7994.