Sunday, November 27, 2011
Visiting L.A for Chime and meeting Deaf Artists
If some of you remember I won this year 2011 Bay Area Chime(Choreograhper in Mentorship Exchange) program by Ms Margaret Jenkins.
Those who don't know I been working around the clock for many years trying to master my work as choreographer- there is alway many choreographers such as Aliven Aliey and Bill T Jones had inspired who inspired me to dance in many forms of course not forgettng Mr Savage from Savage Dance company and Mr Robert Moses from Roberts Moses's Kins who inspired me to go deeper into my work. While the communities it self made me and inspired me to keep going never giving up and given me a stronger reason to do what i do today. The community of people of color and the community of the Deaf world.
I remember when i felt no one understood me for a long time long before i found dance. Hearing people and Deaf people didnt take me because i was too proud being who I was. It seem to bother people that i was happy and proud of being Deaf. I found myself at early age. I knew who I was and what my life job was meant to be. I said to myself before high school that I and not just an African American Deaf man but I am Antoine Hunter and in my heart for many years I would love helping people without getting anything back. People would seek me for help and no knowing why. Many people would have so many issue in their life that they can not find a way to let it out. I was too feeling like I was going to lose my mind I remember being in involves in so many arts that help me express my feeling but it wasnt until I found dance- Dance help me communicate with people, to advocate , to educate, to heal spirit and soul and more. I hoping this trip to L.A and meeting more artist will help make my work clear and ... well just make it happen in the dance world.
However while i had great sucessful with many of my work of dance, I am still looking for a way to master the dance I work or shall i say create. I know there are others who are too looking for a way to master their work as an Artist. I woke up and decide to work on an master plan. This is part of the plan- meet other artist see how they do it and push our mind outside the box.
If you are wondering who are these people please look below