From Boise Back in the Bay - by former AXIS Company Member Lisa Bufano

By Lisa BufanoI drove from Boise to Oakland and arrived on xmas. I came back to the Bay to work on Was It A Dream I Loved - a dance performance piece that premieres February 10-12 at the fox theater. Its been great to reconnect with artist/friends Sonsheree, Caroline, Rodney, Janet and Rebecca and to meet the other dancers, musicians and artists involved with the production. I've been continually impressed by the level of professionalism and talent that has come together for this.I am thoroughly enjoying my artist disability community here. It also feels great to be rehearsing back at the malonga and to see the AXIS peeps regularly. It actually doesn't feel like a big deal. It just feels right to be back now.

I'm also continually impressed by this weather. i know that is kind of mundane to say. It really isn't mundane when you are are used to Boston winters, which include 12 foot snow banks, fistfights over shoveled out parking spaces, and a 4pm sunset. Boise winters are not as severe and are really beautiful, but i feel like I'm getting way with something by being here and escaping the winter.

I've been traveling quite a bit since September- Northern France, Boston, Boise, and now Oakland. After the show, i have one more roadtrip to do - back to Boise to Boise to get my stuff and my dog- and then I'll be moving back to stay.

- Lisa