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“Something very exciting is going to happen with my journal from Creative Process class…”

I was thinking of leaving it at that for now, but hey, this isn’t twitter.

Basically, the Creative Process diary that I kept last year is going to be interpreted by our city’s favorite dance bloggers, CKUT’s Movement Museum radio show. It should be aired in the next couple of weeks (more info to come!).

It seems like they have a cool concept to present excerpts of the diary. I’m really excited to hear my writing on the radio, but I obviously feel a teeny bit weird about something that was essentially written as a diary, finding its way onto the radio. I’m justifying it by reminding myself that it will be great publicity.


Our awesome flyer that Helen conjured up:

My 1st experiment with dance & text:

I’d kept this private for quite awhile, but it’s a whole lot less private than my Fringe show is going to be, so I might as well finally put this out there!
I made this last Fall for my 1st project for Creative Process class in Concordia University’s contemporary dance program.

The Fringe Festival’s program book, and our show’s Facebook event page (!/event.php?eid=121841714500930), will inevitably lure the wrong audience to see my show.

“THRILL SEEKERS BEWARE! See headspins as never before, as Still Milking the New Sacred Cow and Les Flip Femmez bring you their smash hit, back to back, BREAKDANCE DOUBLE FEATURE!! Never has one fringe show delivered so many thrills, chills, and windmills in 60 minutes of action packed high jinx entertainment.”

Everyone’s been agreeing that the best way to fill up the theater is to sell a big, flashy, hot breakdance show, and that my piece’s actual artistic content should be left as a (hopefully) pleasant surprise.

Helen sent me her description of our double-feature in 50 words or less, and I sent it off to Fringe, changing nothing but her spelling of ‘high jinx’ to ‘hi jinks’ (I would later regret changing her spelling). 10,000 copies of this description will soon be found all around the city. All I can hope for is that it will convince Fringe-goers of the fact that our show is this year’s hot breakdance Fringe show’.

I know that people will find Helen & Jen’s show insanely entertaining. Our description probably does describe their b-girl clown show pretty well, although vaguely. Mine will show ‘headspins as never before’. But how could I have fit terms like ‘human condition’ & ‘existential crisis’ into that very same 50 word description?

So basically what I’ve decided to do is to promote my piece’s simple, impressive breaking moves in most of the major media opportunities that I have. I will try to use this blog, Facebook, the people that I talk to, CKUT’s Movement Museum radio show, as many ‘more than 50 word opportunities’ as I can find to talk about my show for what it actually is.

I’ve promised Josh & Tamara an outline of the show by tomorrow: 1 month before the show premiere.

Difficult choices are easy, if I think that they may still be reversible.

I had hoped that by writing more consistently than I ever have, these past few weeks; writing with the same discipline that I apply to nothing but my breaking, that I would find my mind wandering far away, constructing words heavy enough to break apart from the source of this piece.

I’ve spiraled ever deeper into the piece that I performed for Spirale, rather than going off on a tangent for the show at Tangente, I guess you could say.

The awful playing on words can only get worse from here…

This page is the barest of reflections of my first show, which will debut at Tangente in Montreal on June 12th.

Like throwing stones in a pond, with a moment’s patience, this reflection might become clearer.