This beautiful woman is Eileen Kramer. She is a choreographer and dancer. She is also 100 years old.
I hope the beauty of her movements, the expressiveness of her hands, her arms…her body…are as inspiring to the Women of Google+ as they are to me.
When I think about my own goals as I get older, it is to remain in touch with my own creativity, to nourish my love for the arts, to take care of myself by tending to the health of my body and spirit and mind and soul…and to be able to move and express myself at 100 as elegantly and soulfully as Eileen Kramer.
I have always loved the way fresh cut flowers look in vases, particularly tulips, when they start to droop over the edges, reaching their petals (their arms) out, as if to prevent themselves from falling…or to catch themselves when they do.
Eileen Kramer’s arm movements remind me of that, and, in the same way that within the wilting petals of a tulip you can still see the young bloom, within Ms. Kramer’s 100 year old spirit and body, you can easily see her as a young girl.
She reminds me of Elizabeth Waters, my first dance teacher when I was six. Elizabeth had silver hair down her back. I was mesmerized. I have always thought women get more beautiful as they age.
From chilly New York City, where the huge snowflakes falling outside my bedroom window…are dancing sideways…
Nephilim’s Lament, with Lacey Cole (TEDTalk):
Eileen Kramer and her iPod, a 100th Birthday gift:
Eileen Kramer and the Arts Health Institute:
#EileenKramer #Dance #Choreography
March 5, 2015 at 5:29 pm
She is very graceful!! Amazing for her age!!!
March 5, 2015 at 5:41 pm
Impressive on several levels.
March 5, 2015 at 5:55 pm
She’s lovely isn’t she Sheila B. DuBois and Nina Anthonijsz? Thank you for sharing this Sheila…women are so afraid of getting older. Men are, too, I know that, but I think it is a particular issue for women in a certain way. If we could only remember that flowers that are past their prime are gorgeous…and Eileen Kramer reminds us of that. Thank you both.
March 5, 2015 at 5:56 pm
Giselle Minoli I found this! She is set to music!!!
March 5, 2015 at 5:59 pm
Sheila B. DuBois this woman is just stunning! I know this video too…I wish that I could have posted all of them in a single post…but there is no way to do that on G+. Sigh. Thank you so much…I think I might go in and add more links…
March 5, 2015 at 6:03 pm
Giselle Minoli I included the Huffington post on my share of a video 🙂
March 5, 2015 at 7:26 pm
Interesting: It seems to me, that Bach music it is like Heraclitus river: the river is the same, but the waters are allways changing…Her arms, here, are like that river, and her movements like those waters: always the same, always changing… There is a subtle sensuality in the way she moves her arms, conected with the pleasure she has making gestures, creating new movements, smiling , because she is dancing with herself…
Yes, you are right…for us, women, getting old is…accepting our mortality…
But is also a new way of épanouissement, to explore are unconscious talents…
Thank you very much, Giselle, for showing us this marvellous lady! I am so glad she exists!
March 5, 2015 at 7:45 pm
Such a remarkable tale of beauty, hope and transcendence, Giselle Minoli… The inspirational message of wisdom in this woman’s life story speaks to me on so many levels as well. Staying passionately active and creatively engaged is indeed the key to remain eternally youthful at any given age or circumstance in life!
February 14, 2016 at 4:19 pm