To celebrate DANCENDENTS and the upcoming Masterclass Series at ReadyMade Works, each week we will be profiling one of the incredible artists that we have on board to share their skills and interest.
First cab of the rank is the wonderful Kristina Chan, independent dancer, maker and avid dance supporter. We asked her a five questions about art, life and inspiration;
RMW: Can you tell us bit about what you are working on at the moment/what is of interest to you creatively?
Kristina Chan: I’m about to begin working on a little dance film in Newcastle in collaboration with a film maker Neil Mansfield. And I have been gradually chipping away at a solo dance piece for the past three years that will hopefully première next year sometime.
RMW: Can you tell us what draws you to the body as a vehicle to tell stories?
KC: I have danced my whole life. The body is such an obvious vehicle to express from for me. I guess I have been using my body to explore ideas for so many years now it is just innate. We all live inside a body and this is the common link between all people of all cultures, so perhaps the body can speak in a way beyond words.
RMW: Can you tell us one of your most favourite dancing experiences
KC: On the dance floor either out at a gig or in the studio or in performance.
RMW: What surprises you about the creative act of being in a shared learning space
KC: That each individual has a different and unique experience to the next.
RMW: If you could work with any other artist in the world who would it be and why?
KC: I’ve never been one to aspire to work with certain people. When I work with someone special and form a real connection with them, then that is when I am fulfilled.
Register for the one day workshop with Kristina Chan on the 15th August