Tonight I was captivated by Bangarra’s performance. It was fascinating to see all the different methods it employed to capture the audiences attention. One dance in particular was really interesting to me because there was no music. The only sounds were the breathing of the dancers, the noise of them slapping their thighs, and landing back on the ground. I also really liked that the show included video of Jiří Kylián explaining his process of being inspired by aboriginal culture of dance. It resonated with me that he made it clear that he wanted to be inspired by their traditions instead of imitating it. I think this is really important to consider when appreciating aboriginal culture. He could have copied their dance techniques and profited from it but instead wanted to be welcomed by the community. This is one way to encourage aboriginal culture to shine despite all the efforts there are to diminish it. #documentingaus#frontieraustralia#bangarra#dance#sydneyoperahouse
How to sum this up??? The last 3 months have been nothing short of amazing. Had no idea what to expect when coming here..especially compared to the previous 7 months that I spent in Phuket, Thailand training @ Phuket Top Team. Short of the long..Sydney Australia, you’ve got me hooked. I’ll be returning to America tomorrow for the next 6-8 weeks until my visa is approved to come back & live in Australia. Unfortunately the fight that I had scheduled for July 20th will not be happening due to going back to the States & waiting for my visa. With that being said, I found a home with @australiantopteam & I can’t wait to get back & start a new camp for future fights with you guys. The hospitality & professionalism that this team shows is truly amazing. To say I’m stoked is a total understatement. Also thank you to my main man @andyjabour for being the best thing since sliced bread & for making me feel comfortable during the transition❤️ Cheers to new beginnings & this wild journey😋
Us in the Sydney Opera House.
And yes... he is the one!
The one that I laugh with, my best friend, the reason why I am in Australia and the one I love.
@joshdaniel79 wearing one of my bow ties. Check my collection in @anahi.sanz.art