Hi everyone! I'm so excited to announce that today we're publicly releasing the new video for my poem "Polos"! The poem is linked at the bottom of this post, but rather than just posting the video up here I thought I'd also share the creative process that went into conceiving and producing this work. It's the product … Continue reading Dance & Spoken Word: Making Polos
As artists, we often get flack about the practical usage of the skills we spend so much time developing. "OK, so you're skilled in [dance, poetry, music], sure," people often say, "But how does that help in the real world?" At university, I double-majored in English and Dance, with a minor in Educational Studies. The time spent … Continue reading Transferable Skills: How Dance Experience Helps in the “Real World”
The other day I watched an excellent TED talk by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love (link here). I’ve never read the book or seen the movie, but Gilbert’s theories about art-making and responsibility have been sitting with me. Her argument is that today we place too much pressure on artists by assuming that … Continue reading The Creative Impulse: External or Internal?