Why I left the Buzzing NYC Dance Scene to Move to Hawaii...
January 26, 2016
2017 Retrospective + HAPPY NEW YEAR!
January 1, 2018
Happy 2016, here's my recap!
January 4, 2016
Happy 2016! I hope you’re having an incredible start to the new year.
I am so excited to reach out to you and let you know that after a very fruitful and wonderful 6 months in NYC, I am now back in Hawaii and have come to the conclusion that this is where I want to settle. I’ve spent the better part of the last five and a half years living all over the world- from Singapore to Thailand to India to a cruiseship in the Caribbean to my hometown of New York City, and it now feels like the time to finally put down roots and Hawaii is where it’s at!
Before I dive too deep into my future plans (that’s coming up in a future newsletter :0) , I will give you a quick update on my 6 months in New York City. Back in June, after fulfilling performances with IONA Contemporary Dance Theater and dancing in the opera Sweeny Todd with Hawaii Opera Theater, I felt I needed to move back home (NYC) to be exposed to more artistic opportunities. My aunt, director of Dance Visions NY, had just received a grant for a series of Fall performances in New York, and asked if I wanted to be in them. Although I was unsure of how I would survive cold weather (the final performance was December 6th), I agreed. I figured that once I moved back to NYC, anything could happen. So I shipped all my stuff back to NYC, said my goodbyes to all of my amazing friends here, and entered a whole other reality of life. After the initial culture shock, it was glorious to be back- to bond with my parents and brother, to reconnect with old friends, and most importantly to gain clarity and perspective on my goals and path in life. In addition, I
attended the Isadora Duncan International Symposium in Chicago, where both my mother Adrienne Ramm and aunt Beth Jucovy were presenters and taught masterclasses
Choreographed a new duet called Aondine that was performed at 5 venues in NYC and Long Island!
Performed almost every weekend from early October until December with Dance Visions NY and/or my own choreography
Realized that I wanted to move back to Hawaii, and gained crystal clear insight on how I want to contribute in this life
In the next newsletter/blog, I will let you in on what’s been brewing up under the surface and share that with you!
Below, I leave you with 2 photos from my newest dance piece, Aondine.