Kristina Chan (part 2)

“we don’t realize how much choice we do have” KC
“the big vision frightens me so much that i become stuck” KC

Ep 43:

Kristina Chan is one of Australia’s most well known and celebrated dancers of the past decade. She is also making work which we discussed in this podcast including:

-inspiration
-compassion
-the importance of contemporary dance and performance
-live performance facilitating the practicing of empathy
-”a moment of being you”
-the future feeling daunting
-methods put in place so that we can continue
-wombat book I refer to – diary of a wombat – jackie french
-what’s cool now? i offer “being simultaneously compliant and at the same time skeptical of the system” MC
-acceptance by the system a sign of failing as an artist?
-an element of upheaval
-”what is giving up?”
-eating for the future
-making a masterpiece
“isn’t it impossible to attempt to create a masterpiece” KC
“you’re not in the work making the work, you’re outside of the work making the response that you want” KC
Sylvie Guillem and her pay

More info:
http://www.forcemajeure.com.au/our-work/in-development/a-faint-existence/
http://www.sydneydancecompany.com/people/collaborators/kristina-chan/

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TheMattmosphere

Matt Cornell is based in the Asia-Pacific region and grew up in Darwin, on Larrakia land. He works through dance, choreography, sound, photography, and discussion to question the arbitrary configuration of systems, and is passionate about overcoming cognitive bias... to ask better questions… to dissolve malignant social narratives.

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