Monday, April 29, 2013

Ballet Reviewing

My latest article for Revolver Magazine was a review of a ballet at the Chilean National Ballet!  It was my first time reviewing an artistic thing, so the editing process was interesting for me.... I feel like I am learning new styles of writing.

This was the ballet that my friend Oscar did the interactive graphic set design for.  He was an electrical engineer, but stopped doing that to work on something more artistic: designing software for set design and light shows.  It was cool to see his work up there!

The day before the opening show, I got to interview the choreographer.  He was super nice and down-to-earth while we chatted in the back of the dark theater during the last dress rehearsal.  Then I got press passes for me and a photographer to attend the opening night!

Here's the article:

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Earth Day March for Water

Monday was Earth Day, and Santiago observed the holiday with a big March for the recovery of Chile's water.  Water has been privately owned here for 32 years, and people all over the country are living with the consequences.  About 87 groups from all over the country were present at the march.  

For more info on the movement, read this article that I wrote last week for Revolver Magazine:

(you can click on these photos to see them in a larger view)

Monday, April 22, 2013

Art and the Outdoors!

This weekend I was able to get out of Santiago and into the hills!  Besides hiking, climbing, and eating lunch next to waterfalls, I've been channeling so much creative energy as well.  Art classes, exhibits, and painting for fun with my new set of acrylics.

Fun art exhibits!

Me, Paige, and a llama


in Ceramics Class

My friend Oscar's Ballet at the Chilean National Ballet

Friday day-hike

Climbing at Jurassic Park with people from school!