Hello my friends. I am sorry for not posting so often these last few weeks, but I have been extremely busy with my school work.
I have just had my first full week of school, And I am very excited for the new year! Especially my dance on camera class, taught by Shinichi Iova-Koga. I will be making dance film, vs. documentation of dance, and I will know a lot more about turning a dance work into a material thing--which is very intriguing to me. Often times you have to 'dance' dance for it to exist. It is in the DANCING of the dance that it is born, alive, decays, dissipates. All within one moment. But if it is on camera, built for a film--all you have to do is press play--just like an MP3 or open up a .jpg....I think that whole concept is very interesting....It's gonna take work, but I am ready.
Other than That, I wanted to announce that I DID IN FACT GET THE QUEER CULTURAL CENTER GRANT FOR THE MILESTONES PROJECT TO PRESENT AT THE NATIONAL QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL IN JUNE!!!
So look out for me an my work in the coming year! I will be dancing :D
Lastly, I am sad to say I will have to leave NEW FIRE. a play that is scheduled for January. It pisses me off that I have to leave, but it has to be done. with the rehearsal schedule, my thesis, and my rehearsal schedule, and the extremely low pay for a "not really working student", plus no equity points...its too much to be asking from me. I had thought i could do it! It sounded like a great play, but I just can't....
Maybe if i worked out the rehearsal schedule, but honestly, it gives them very little time to work with me, and will cost me too much money to be going back and forth from Oakland to SF...I would need at least a 1k to work with them, something tell mes, its not even close to that :/ something tells me its more like $200.00 which is not even enough to cover BART and food--not even talking about rent.
To this, i wonder how people even hold down "day jobs" when they do plays. In a dance company, you have set weekly classes and rehearsals....but what else do people do, what if they work 25-40 hours a week? No one can make it to everything.....
The world sucks in this way, its highly unsteady for the artist :/ but that's the way it is.....money and work comes and goes--and you are always on the lowest bracket of taxes...great! However, you get to create, preform, and change through art. Quite an amazing feat! worth it? I think so....
Yah just got to nail down that Day-Job and things can work out!