They say art requires perseverance… and after 7 years of
applying to practically everything possible it appears they might
be right. This year I have been selected as one of only 18
participants in SMASH #9, a three month intensive programme of
immersive training. In Berlin.
I'm a freelance dance artist and occasional aerialist, currently
based in Auckland. When I first saw the SMASH programme I was
pretty certain it was made just for me; the perfect mix of ideas to
flesh out my current practice and push me even further. If you want
to check out some of the amazing concepts I'll be delving into take
a look at their facebook
I love what I do, but it's certainly not easy to keep going in
the face of day jobs, rejection letters and the difficulties of
getting into the studio with other fabulous dancers to make stuff
that doesn't suck. So a chance like this is pretty golden.
Anyway…. you know what this is about don't you.
I'm smashing open my piggybank, but sadly that won't get me all
the way there. I need your help for flights and entry fees (1800
Euro turns into quite a few dollars) and maybe a bit of food while
I'm over there.
So please, gift me your coffee money. I will turn it into sweat,
tears, bruises, plane tickets and eventually... art.