On a September day, a flamenco dance teacher arrived for a month-long storytelling workshop, a pilot for Ron Bunzl’s project CIRC/US, only to find her own former dance instructor, the one whose classes she’d left with abiding body shame and corrosive self-doubt, was a fellow participant.
Loes Heerink graduated at a bad time. She got a Bachelor’s in Communications in 2011, when the industry in the Netherlands was tanking and senior people were losing their jobs. But, as is often the case, what looked like bad luck actually wasn’t.
Most people don’t see mint tins, clothing patterns, and calculators as art supplies, but Elaine Luther does. Everyday items are prominent in her work. There’s a reason.
Tina Bridgman knows how to make art when it looks impossible: she plays guitar with one hand. Here are her tips for squashing doubt to make beautiful stuff. Photo: Courtesy of Tina Bridgman.
An education in the arts might teach you how to make things, but it probably won’t teach you how to sell them. Ania Witwitzka learned how, and now, so can you. Featured Image: “The Sun in My Eyes” by Ania Witwitzka.
Near the end of her time as an art student in the United Kingdom, Ania Witwitzka had an emotional collapse that sent her to back the deep woods of her native Sweden to reevaluate her life. It was the culmination of a creative struggle that began when she was 10, painting wooden jewellery at an after-school centre. Featured image: Painting by Ania Witwitzka.
Julianne Chapple’s performances are electric, which makes it surprising she deals with social anxiety and self-consciousness on a regular basis. That is until you consider perhaps those things are what lend her dancing such high voltage. Photo courtesy of Julianne Chapple.