In the wake of the most recent mass murder incident in Orlando, I want to talk a bit about creation as catharsis. Creating something is always a cathartic experience for me in some way, no matter what the project. But some of my most resonant art has come from times in my life when I … More Creation as Catharsis
Today was the first day of my artist’s residency. I packed up my computer and yoga mat and headed over to the city’s arts centre. It’s not a dance studio, but a multi-function public arts space and gallery. I put on some of my favorite lush jazz (Jimmy Scott, Etta James, Diana Krall) to fit … More Day One – Dance Residency!
When I set out to try to create my own headpiece for the number, I went to a samba frame site for inspiration. … More The making of my SUN headpiece – DIY
A few nights ago, I noticed a picture of a friend I knew while living in Boston in my facebook friends list and clicked to see what she was up to. The harsh realization I was confronted with was her death. Not recently, several years ago. She lost a battle with breast cancer that I … More The ghosts of Facebook
Something I’m very proud of starts next week! My muggle self (Kyrst Hogan) will be the Artist In Residence this summer at the Leigh Square Community Arts Village in Port Coquitlam. My project is called Dance Deconstructed and aims to de-mystify the structure and language of dance and empower people with the joy of dancing. … More An Artist in Residency
My name is Kyrst but I’m known to many as Burgundy. I’ve been a creative person my entire life, with careers and skills in theatre, music, dance, design, producing, directing, writing, visual arts and more. More than just a triple-threat, I guess I’m a poly-threat. I have a BA degree in Theatre Arts which launched … More Who Am I, Anyway?
I cannot remember a time when I was not creating. Making something, whether it be art, craft, music, dance or theatre. It seems that the action of creating is a huge part of my foundation as a human being. I remember my parents were always creating too. Often they were simple things spurred in many … More CREATIVE ORIGINS – A Preface