The Next Step.

The next step is often the hardest.

The writing phase of the as-of-yet-untitled-new-tap-show* was an incredibly fulfilling and rewarding experience. However, the now completed first draft has come with a new set of challenging decisions to be made. The first and most obvious two:

1) Will it be produced on stage?
2) If so, when?

‘Yes’ is the answer to the first. While I cannot be 100% certain, that’s what my instinct is telling me.

The second question is a little tougher. Continue reading

The idea that wanted to work.

In the past, I have been at war with my own creative work. I too have fallen victim to the romanticised notion of the struggling artist alone in the world, charged with the crucially important task of going through the pains of bringing a creative vision to life.

This time, I called bullshit on that.

My task?

…to create a beautiful dream on stage through tap dance (well, an original story and formatted first draft at least). Continue reading

You can’t force it to life.

Picture, if you will, a rock…

(go with it for a sec…)

Just a plain old rock, big enough to fit comfortably in your hand. To look at it, there doesn’t seem to be anything immediately special about it. It’s certainly not terribly exciting to look at, and as it is, there would be little value in investing the time into polishing it up.

But deep within this rock, there are rare, highly valuable gemstones to be found. If you chip away at the rock long enough and carefully enough, you will find them. Continue reading

Adventures in Tap Dance & Travel.

It’s been 5 months since Christmas. 5 months.

It’s been a while since I’ve written. I’ve longed to write, and with every passing Sunday (the day I originally chose to release my weekly post), I’m reminded more and more of how much I’d like to refine my organisation and time management skills.

That said, for me, 2017 is quickly solidifying itself as a year of optimistic excitement. Much has been happening. Continue reading

A Chance to Dance – Sydney Tap Dance Festival 2017

A brief reflection.

What a week.

Tap dance works both your mind and your body considerably; for me, it’s a perfect workout. I’ve always loved the feeling of calm, happy exhaustion (and of course, the sore feet and legs) that comes with spending your days in tap shoes. Coupled with the opportunity to connect and reconnect with the small community of remarkable humans brought together by this shared love, the Sydney Tap Dance Festival has been a highlight of 2017, so far. Continue reading

USA: a welcome new perspective.

On my first day in San Francisco, I asked a recently-made American friend, Kelsey, what she liked most about living there. She thought for all of about 1.4 seconds, then replied;

“The sky. I love the sunsets here.”

Best. Answer. Ever.

An Australian perspective.

Living on our lovely yet lonesome island out in the middle of the ocean can often feel a tad isolating to us Australians. Aside from beautiful New Zealand, we’re not terribly close to…well…anywhere. Continue reading