To America I Go
Fri 08 Jun 2018, 06:29 pm
Thu 21 Jun 2018, 01:00 pm
Vashon Island, Seattle, Rhode Island USA
Spoke Vashon, Seattle Cultural Centre, Providence College, Smith Center for the Arts, Rhode Island
Dance, Arts Culture, Conferences Workshops Classes, Personal Development
$20.00, $30.00, by donation (variously)
The concerts and workshops vary: $20.00. $30.00 an
39 years ago I trained and worked in America. I lived and worked there for nearly 5 years under the tutelage of Mr Bill Evans. After a time I danced with his Company the Bill Evans Dance Company (BEDCo).
The I came back to NZ to visit my parents. My mother and I were in a serious car accident - my mother was killed and I went into a long (5-week) coma. I didn't return to my life and work in America.
A couple of months ago, from a colleague with whom I used to work, I received invitation to return and present my work (in Seattle). Mr Bill Evans supported the invitation and has similarly arranged a concert opportunity for me (Rhode Island).
I leave June 5th, and return July 5th. Whilst I am many years older I remind myself that so are they. Suddenly wrinkles and age have been replaced with opportunity, memories, new horizon, heart in throat, and deepest love for the time that was, the people that were then and are now and this chance that lies before me.