talking about the funk

I have been terribly quiet on this space. And when I visit this site, I often find myself feeling bad at my lack of discipline. I definitely need to work on being more disciplined, that is for sure. It's not that I don't have the thoughts though. There is a lot of reflection happening, critical… Continue reading talking about the funk

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a living reflection

Preface // I wrote this reflection at the end of of my postgraduate year at VCA in 2010. It was a play on the vocabulary that I've picked up then - namely "I don't know (pronounced "noy")" and "I reckon." I chanced upon this today, and find it most relevant still, and thought to kickstart… Continue reading a living reflection

saltwater week two day one

We are in the second week of rehearsals. Today, I did a sketchy run with the team - with food - and the new stories - and it was good. I mean it was rusty, but it was good. It was good to hear the words roll out of my mouth, and laughter from my… Continue reading saltwater week two day one

Can I get a bit of cred here?

Today, I want to specifically give a shout-out to what we call Independent artists, and the organisations and personnel that work daily to support and facilitate them. Namely Metro Arts, and Theatre Works, and the wonderful people in their teams. For sharing in the risk by investing in work before others would, and in doing… Continue reading Can I get a bit of cred here?

changing gears

Things have been quiet on the site - but it certainly hasn’t been quiet off site. Over February and March, I hosted 2 of the 3 Taiwanese dance artists at my home. They were here in Melbourne as part of eXchange 2015 - a residency between 3 Taiwanese dance artists, and 3 Melbourne-based Australian dance… Continue reading changing gears

ATF 2015; what’s beyond? Scrap that. Theatre, period; what’s beyond?

I am not planning to write about my first Australian Theatre Forum experience. Nor will I summarise what went on. There are a great few articles and blog entries from Alison Croggon, Humphrey Bower, Eloise Maree, and of course the wonderful twitter stream that is #ATF2015. These thoughts that I am now putting into words… Continue reading ATF 2015; what’s beyond? Scrap that. Theatre, period; what’s beyond?

Experience to Thought to Word to Deed

While the post #ATF2015 reflections find their way into words and onto screen, re-reading Malcolm Whittaker's article on Time_Place_Space: Nomad (TPSnomad) is a good one to sit with. The writing that will follow, you should know, has been brewing for a long while now. TPSnomad gave me new influences, like Graham the farmer; and new… Continue reading Experience to Thought to Word to Deed

The Artist as Entrepreneur

At the end of my recent participation in travelling residency, Time_Place_Space: Nomad, the key reflections I came home with centred around: How do we artists think about our financial situations, as well as the cultural narratives around our financial situations? Why do we subscribe to, and perpetuate the “struggling artist” narrative? Why do we cringe… Continue reading The Artist as Entrepreneur

coming back to the centre

time-place-space: coming back to the centre. It’s five more days to the end of Time_Place_Space: Nomad, and only now do I find the headspace to put the thoughts down in writing. The thoughts are many. Bec Dean is diarising the events as best as she can - but time is a strange one when you’re… Continue reading coming back to the centre