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
If you know me, you’ll probably agree with me; if you don’t, I’ll tell you right now. I know a lot of things. I have a lot of skills. Or “talents” if that’s what you want to call them. But I also have a thirst for more knowledge. Knowledge about nearly everything I see. The … More ON CREATIVE SELF-WORTH