Me at the Vancouver Story Slam, an event that takes place once a month at the cottage bistro. Here is an experiment is combining dance with storytelling. Don’t know if I found the winning combination, but I will keep searching. The story is inspired by Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. Kafka’s story […]
The pure artist is a rare breed. If you are very very lucky you will get to meet one of those who create with purity of intention. Destiny has showered me with a deluge of good fortune, for I know, in person, several of these unique individuals. They are not […]
You can read a longer written down version of the story here. This is my second foray into combining dance with storytelling. The last video focused on hand movements. This one is all about the feet. It was fun thinking up fun locations to film the walking sequences in. Which […]
In rehearsal. Here we are practicing our routine few days before the show. I will always remember how happy I was when I danced to this. Choreography by Kasandra La China Dancers: Kasandra La China Andrea Williams Gina Holliday Cyrena Huang Kelty McKerracher Kara Miranda Elen Ghulam
I signed up to participate in the Vancouver Story Slam on March 8th. I took a story from my novel Graffiti Hack and worked on it to shorten it so that it would fit in the 5 minute time limit. My novel is a story that has several stories within […]
A few saw the above performance and commented that they felt I was telling a story. Glad my state of narration bleeds though. Some stories are too private. Dance is perfect for those paths where words don’t dare tread. A sentiment can be made of charmeuse wings of a butterfly. […]
My childhood and youth has been blessed with brilliant role models. Starting with my father, managers that I was lucky to work with at the beginning of my career and political activist whose intellectual sharpness influenced my thinking. Each one of these men demonstrated to me patterns of behavior that […]
“Hard times require furious dancing” so wrote Alice Walker. Flamenco fits this purpose the way chocolate chips melt into discovering the meaning of life inside a banana bread pudding. And so, I danced and danced and danced. Feet stomping, finger snaping, hands windmil swirving, gusto all abound. What happens when […]
Shortly after I finished formatting Graffiti Hack, a poem popped into my head inspired by the crazy writing process. Next thing I know I was turning it into a song and creating a choreography for it. The novel is a gift that continues giving in most unexpected ways. I am […]
There is a vicious voice inside my head, that says the most horrid things. Most of the time, its triads are aimed at me. I call her my inner critic. “You are stupid, worthless, a failure”, the inner critic repeats in an endless cycle, over and over again. Like a […]
One of my biggest pet peeves as a flamenco dancer is that every once in a while I get called the F word. Flamingo. Yes, I know, shocking but true. For some reason people get confused between the two. Flamenco, flamingo, flamenco flamingo. One is a pink bird that stands […]
Despite My Strength
ihath dances at kinos cafe
Excerpts from the show I participated in mid November
A chance to win free tickets to an amazing show.
Losing My Ego
A story of flamenco and religion. The story starts on diner in downtown vancouver. As ihath plunges down the rabbit hole, she discovers a fantastical world of colorful dresses, garish earings and stomping feet. Alas, can she find a magic potion which will allow her to join the garden of splendor?
ihath on a flamenco poster
The dangers of trying on orange shoes. A cautionary tale.
I felt very honored when I discovered that my photo is featured of the student show poster.
Shooting earings from my earlobes. Will come in handy one day, I am sure.
The never ending adventure in frustrations.
“I have the best religion, in the world” I declared to a group of friends. We were sitting around a table at the Templeton , a diner nestled among the cinemas, sex shops, and XXX video stores along the seedy side of Granville Street in downtown Vancouver. “Would you like […]
Here is a clip from a Flamenco performance at La Zuppa Cafe (1544 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver). If you go to La Zuppa make sure to try the paella – absolutly fantastic. I am the one dancing in the black dress.
I am in Red. We are performing in Aberdeen Shopping Center, Richmond.
Clip from this years show