Movement Postcards

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What is a Movement Postcard?

A Movement Postcard is a mini-dance film in one minute or less that we create when we are onsite exploring a new destination. And in real time, we react to the space around us and the way our bodies feel and move throughout the space and place.

What is the inspiration behind Movement Postcards?

The inspiration behind Movement Postcards comes from our day jobs. I am a choreographer. Buddy is also a performing artist with the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus. And since 2015, we have been creating dance films together.

Since Motherhood and the Performing Arts (that is what MPA stands for!) Project started as a dance film project, and then shifted into a travel blog. I thought it would be great to hold on to the performing arts inspiration of the project.

We create Movement Postcards (almost) everywhere we go!


Movement Postcard: Badlands Loop Trail Death Valley National Park, CA

Movement Postcard #40
Performer: Yvonne
Videographer: Buddy
Location: Badlands Loop Trail Death Valley National Park, CA
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Movement Postcard: Area 15 Las Vegas, NV

Movement Postcard #39
Performers: Yvonne & Buddy
Videographer: Yvonne
Location: Area 15 Las Vegas, NV
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Movement Postcard: The Strip Las Vegas, NV

Movement Postcard #38
Performer: Yvonne
Videographer: Buddy
Location: Bliss Dance statue on The Strip Las Vegas, NV
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Movement Postcard: Racetrack Playa Death Valley National Park, CA

Movement Postcard #37
Performer: Sal
Videographer: Yvonne
Location: Racetrack Playa Death Valley National Park, CA
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Movement Postcard: Badwater Basin Death Valley National Park, CA

Movement Postcard #36
Performer: Yvonne
Videographer: Buddy
Location: Badwater Basin Death Valley National Park, CA
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Movement Postcard: Racetrack Playa Death Valley National Park, CA

Movement Postcard #35
Performer: Buddy
Videographer: Yvonne
Location: Racetrack Playa Death Valley National Park, CA
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Movement Postcard: Badlands Loop Trail Death Valley National Park, CA

Movement Postcard #34
Performer: Yvonne
Videography: Buddy
Location: Badlands Loop Trail Death Valley National Park, CA
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Movement Postcard: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Washington, D.C.

Movement Postcard #33
Performers: Yvonne & Buddy
Videography: Yvonne
Location: Thomas Jefferson Memorial The National Mall Washington, D.C.
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Movement Postcard: Plaza Plan Agua Prieta, Sonora, México

Movement Postcard#32
Performer: First guest artist Isis América
Video: Yvonne
Location: Plaza Plan Agua Prieta, Sonora, México
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Movement Postcard: Plaza Plan Agua Prieta, Sonora, México

Movement Postcard #31
Performers: Yvonne & guest dancer Isis América
Choreography: Isis América
Video: Ammi
Location: Plaza Plan Agua Prieta, Sonora, México
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Movement Postcard: Artist Palette Death Valley National Park, CA

Movement Postcard #30
Performance & Video: Yvonne & Buddy
Location Artist Palette Death Valley National Park, CA
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Movement Postcard: Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes Death Valley National Park, CA

Movement Postcard #29
Performers & Videographers: Yvonne & Buddy
Location: Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes Death Valley National Park, CA
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Movement Postcard: Ubehebe Crater Rim Trail Death Valley National Park, CA

Movement Postcard #28
Performer: Yvonne
Video: Buddy
Location: Ubehebe Crater Rim Trail Death Valley National Park, CA
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Movement Postcard: Dante’s View Death Valley National Park, CA

Movement Postcard #27
Performance & Video: Yvonne & Buddy
Location: Dante’s View Death Valley National Park, CA
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Movement Postcard: Mosaic Canyon Death Valley National Park, CA

Movement Postcard #26
Performer: Buddy
Video: Yvonne
Location: Mosaic Canyon Death Valley National Park, CA
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Movement Postcard: Teakettle Junction Death Valley National Park, CA

Movement Postcard #25
Performance & Video: Yvonne & Buddy
Location: Teakettle Junction Death Valley National Park, CA
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Movement Postcard: Cherry Creek State Park Campground Aurora, CO

Movement Postcard #24
Performance & Video: Yvonne & Buddy
Location: Cherry Creek Campground Aurora, CO
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Movement Postcard: Pinnacles Overlook Badlands National Park, SD

Movement Postcard #23
Performer & Video: Yvonne
Location: Pinnacles Overlook Badlands National Park, SD
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Movement Postcard: Big Badlands Overlook Badlands National Park, SD

Movement Postcard #22
Performer: Yvonne
Videographer: Buddy
Location: Big Badlands Overlook Badlands National Park, SD
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Movement Postcard: Tornado Siren Wall, SD

Movement Postcard #21
Title: Tornado Siren
Concept, Performance, Soundscape: Buddy
Videographer: Yvonne
Location: Wall, SD
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Movement Postcard: Door Trail Badlands National Park, SD

Movement Postcard #20
Performer & Videographer: Buddy
Location: Door Trail Badlands National Park, SD
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Movement Postcard: Mission San Antonio de Valero The Alamo, San Antonio, TX

Movement Postcard #19
Performer: Yvonne
Videographer: Sal
Location: Mission San Antonio de Valero The Alamo San Antonio, TX
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Movement Postcard: Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.

Movement Postcard #18
Performer: Buddy
Videographer: Yvonne
Location: Washington Monument Washington, D.C.
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Movement Postcard: FDR Memorial Washington, D.C.

Movement Postcard #17
Performer: Buddy
Videographer: Yvonne
Location: FDR Memorial Washington, D.C.
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Movement Postcard: Saguaro National Park East Tucson, AZ

Movement Postcard #16
Performer: Buddy
Videography: Yvonne
Location: Saguaro National Park East Tucson, AZ
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Movement Postcard: U.S. Capitol Building Washington, DC

Movement Postcard #15
Performers & Videographers: Yvonne & Buddy
Location: U.S. Capitol Building. Washington, DC
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Movement Postcard: U.S. Supreme Court Washington, DC

Movement Postcard #14
Performers & Videographers: Yvonne & Buddy
Location: U.S. Supreme Court Building. Washington, DC
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Movement Postcard: Petroglyph National Monument ABQ, NM

Movement Postcard #13
Performer: Yvonne
Videography: Buddy
Location: Boca Negra Canyon Petroglyph National Park, NM
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Movement Postcard: Winterhaven Festival of Lights Tucson, AZ

Movement Postcard #12
Performers: Yvonne & Buddy with his chorus
Videographers: Yvonne & Darlene
Location: Winterhaven Festival of Lights Tucson, AZ
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Movement Postcard: San Antonio’s Holiday Cheer Travis Park San Antonio, TX

Movement Postcard #11
Performer: Yvonne
Videographer: Sal
Location: Travis Park San Antonio, TX
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Movement Postcard: Cathedral Spires Trail Custer State Park, SD

Movement Postcard #10
Performers and Videographers: Yvonne Montoya & Buddy
Location: Cathedral Spires Trail Custer State Park, SD
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Movement Postcard: Cathedral Spires Trail Custer State Park, SD

Movement Postcard #9
Performers: Yvonne Montoya with a special appearance by Sal
Videographer: Buddy
Location: Sunday Gulch Trail Custer State Park, SD
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Movement Postcard: Cathedral Spires Trail Custer State Park, SD

Movement Postcard #8
Performers and Videographers: Yvonne Montoya & Buddy
Location: Cathedral Spires Trail Custer State Park, SD
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Movement Postcard: Wall Drug, SD

Movement Postcard #7
Performers and Videographers: Yvonne & Buddy
Location: Wall Drug Wall, SD
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Movement Postcard: Sunday Gulch Trail Custer State Park, SD

Movement Postcard #6
Performer: Yvonne 
Videographer: Buddy
Location: Sunday Gulch Trail Custer State Park, SD
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Movement Postcard: Norbeck National Scenic Byway Custer State Park, SD

Movement Postcard #5
Performers and Videographers: Yvonne Montoya & Buddy
Location: Norbeck National Scenic Byway Custer State Park, SD
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Movement Postcard: Mt. Rushmore, SD

Movement Postcard #4
Location: Mt. Rushmore, SD
Performers and Videographers: Yvonne Montoya & Buddy
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Movement Postcard: Wind Cave National Park, SD

Movement Postcard #3
Location: Cold Brook Canyon Trail Wind Cave National Park, SD
Performer: Yvonne
Videographer: Buddy
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Movement Postcard: Cheyenne, WY KOA Journey

Movement Postcard #2
Cheyenne, WY KOA Journey
Performance & Film: Yvonne & Buddy
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Movement Postcard: Las Vegas, NM KOA Journey

Movement Postcard #1
Las Vegas, NM KOA Journey
Performer: Yvonne Videographer: Buddy.
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