Sunday, 26 August 2012

New York- we meet again.....

So I got to spend a little more time in the Big Apple- which is always nice!

We arrived a little later to the city than I expected but once we'd checked into our hotel I made a dash up to see if could get tickets for Cirque Du Soleil at the Radio City Music Hall. I was in luck and it was a pretty good seat too!
The venue alone is amazing, what a great place for a Cirque show! As always, there were so many inspiring acts but I think some of my favourites were flying trapeze, the sand art and the handbalance/contortion(slightly spoiled by the guy behind me saying to his girlfriend "uuuuuh, he's totally gay, isn't he". Yeah mate, he could be, however I'd like to see you try and pull of a one handed handstand then slide gracefully into box splits!).
Afterwards I headed to Blockheads to meet the rest of the gang for a little $5 margarita! Mmmmm...... the mango was my favourite! I only had two but was definitely feeling the effect after- these babies were pretty strong!

The next night we managed to see Peter and the Starcatcher, which is a sort of prequel to Peter Pan. I had a few friends who had gone to see it and reccommended it- I'm SO glad they did!
I loved the way the whole performance was put together, using the actors as scenery was playful and clever.
And of course Matthew Saldivar's perfomance as Black Stache was brilliant.

Well til next time NYC.....

Sunday, 19 August 2012


I had wanted to do a series of posts while I was in America working at camp but truth is I REALLY didn't have the time! This is a little catch up on some of the things I got up to.

I was employed as a scenic artist for this theatre camp, we produce 39 shows in 8 weeks and I was one of only 3 painters! As you can imagine, thats ALOT of work but its also alot of fun. It always astounded me we were able to transform the same perfomance spaces into completely different setting within just a few hours.
Unfortunately I was so busy I didn't even have time to take many photos of my work, so here are some I've stolen from some friends.....