California, Heart & Home

California, Heart & Home

Projects like Baba Babee Skazala are often as much about self-discovery as they are about discovering others’ stories. Preparing to do oral history interviews in Los Angeles really brought that point “home” in many ways. Leaving UC Berkeley, California & driving to LA - start of the cross-country road trip.

The First Big Push - Orthodox Easter & Oral History Interviews in Florida

The First Big Push - Orthodox Easter & Oral History Interviews in Florida

We arrived in Ft. Meyers, Florida mid-day on a Thursday afternoon. Nothing special. Or was it special?

"Turangawaewae" - Standing Place

"Turangawaewae" - Standing Place

"Baba Babee Skazala" may have had its genesis when I was born (more on that in a later blog post), but I think it was really birthed as I came of age. Two and a half years ago, at the University of California, Berkeley, I auditioned for and enrolled in Berkeley Dance Project 2014. I could only dance in one piece because of my skating schedule - the piece was "Turangawaewae," choreographed by Jack Gray. This was perhaps providential.