The stakes are high, folks . . . Lots to get done!
I have never been very good at learning languages. Learning languages involves a lot of memorization. Memorization is the exact opposite of creativity. You see my issue. But I feel like living in Asia and being more exposed to people speaking several languages has helped me. I think I could be quite good at learning French if I could find an instructor who would teach me in a more conversational/over coffee sort of way. I'll look into it and get back to you . . .
Bikram definitely helps with my lower back pain, but I feel like it could be strengthened even more if I learned something new like tennis. My mother tried to make me play tennis when I was in the 6th grade. But the plan backfired because she took me out of softball to do it. I loved softball, so I ended up loathing tennis. But now I'm older, and older people play tennis. So I'd like to give it the good ol' college try.
Another project I am currently working on is a water ballet. I am writing it and designing the sets, props, and costumes for it. It combines cultural influence from my travels in Southeast Asia and my home country, the United States. I'm hoping to complete this project in collaboration with a water ballet team back in the States, during an artist residency. It will be colorful, awkward, exciting, and funny! Yay!
Buoyant Echo. Corey and I got a pretty good start with this performative piece last year. I hope we can nail down another great version of it in August of this year, right here in Singapore. You can find out more about this piece here.