Tag archives: brooke smiley

Body-Mind Centering Association Conference
By Steven Libowitz   |   August 1, 2019

brooke smiley (lowercase is intentional) was born and raised in Los Olivos but has spent the better part of the last decade overseas as a professional dancer and researcher. smiley has danced with the “rebellious” Michael Clark Company in London as well as with Fabulous Beast in Ireland, where she helped reimagine “Rites of Spring” […]

Making Montecito Mud into Art
By Steven Libowitz   |   May 10, 2018

The Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade has moved into a new phase of recovery from the Montecito Debris Flow, one that focuses on mud removal from public places and other manners of outdoor beautification. But a couple of local artists who are connected to Santa Barbara area colleges have beaten them to the punch, dipping into […]

Encountering Blissful Eternity with EntheoMedicine
By Steven Libowitz   |   April 19, 2018

Back in 2016, EntheoMedicine founder Jacqueline Lopez not only had no interest or experience with psychedelic substances for medicine or any other uses, she was actively opposed. “I thought people who did this stuff were kind of crazy, probably living on the street because they were hooked on it,” she recalled. “Coming from Brazil, where […]