Kristina Chan (part 1)

“It’s my life and I choose what to do with my life and it’s this”

Kristina Chan

“one facet of how i see the world is how i feel the world” KC
“we can’t do it on our own” 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:

-choreographic research
-Atlanta Eke – previous guest
-norms and choreographic commissions
-how to handle projects bleeding into each other
-influencing your self/compartmentalizing
-it’s ok to be making the same show
-learning how to see the world at a very young age
-how do you see the world
-dance as motivated by a memory or feeling or imagined state
-feeling small in the world
-natural and imagined environments
-internal and external worlds
-motivation to dance
King Kunta – a song that makes Kristina wanna dance
-built and non-built environment
-imagined environments as a dancing partner
-dance is one aspect of my life
-”I do it for myself, and i hope i can be true to that” – KC
-minds being completely different
-dancing at the club
-life experience being a point of difference during auditions

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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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