Fail From The Top™
Watch for my video interview with Alexis Castillo for Art Business Essentials, soon to be released. The focus of my remarks will be a discussion of an important but rarely understood concept for artists pursuing professional careers: planning to fail from the top down as the only rational way to go.
by far the most interesting and challenging I've ever done:
2016 has was quite unlike any other for me. You may recall that in December of 2015 I had a cameo appearance in Ballet Tucson’s production of The Nutcracker. What a great experience that was! And then, conversations with the Founding Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer led to my being asked to collaborate with Ballet Tucson on their major, season opening production for 2016-2017! Based on Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, this was a brand new production, entitled “Spirit Garden.” My graphic art creations were featured throughout, in projections, props, and costuming, and the dancers performed to the music of our local celebrated group, Calexico! The premiere performance of “Spirit Garden” took place at The Temple of Music and Art at the season opening gala on Friday, November 18th, 2016.