At the beginning of the year, when HOTA put out the call for Gold Coast artists to send expressions of interest to their Creative Development Programme, I immediately saw an opportunity to connect further into the cultural fabric of my new hometown. I also saw an opportunity to link back up with an amazing artist who was also making her home here on the GC, contemporary dancer Riannon McLean.
Ri and I met in Brisbane, when I had the incredible privilege to work on Expressions Dance Company's stunning and emotional work, Where The Heart Is, choreographed by Natalie Weir with a score by John Rodgers. Working with Riannon again, especially on something that we create ourselves, from the ground up, was one of the smartest ideas I have ever had. And it turns out HOTA agreed because they kindly offered us a Small Bite seed fund to get to work with. Fantastic!
So on Monday morning we load in to The Space at HOTA and start the serious conversation and the serious fun! Stay tuned here for updates.