We’re all adjusting to our new normal. I had a long talk with my agent this morning about what the near future might look like for me and other performers, and it’s gong to involve a lot of uncertainty, discomfort, false starts, and years until our industry recovers.
In the meantime, we’ve all gotta make it work for the present, and one organization facing this challenge is the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. I have a friend who has presented there in the past, and it’s a festival I’ve always wanted to attend.
Of course, none of us can do so now, and the LAAPFF has gone virtual, so in a way my wish is coming true, although not in the way I thought it would. I’m looking forward to checking out this documentary about the Merrie Monarch hula festival in my native Hawaii, available this weekend.
In the best of times it’s impossible to have everything we want, even more so now. But there are alternatives, and I’m making it a mission to explore them, both for myself and in the world around me.
What alternatives are you encountering in our quarantined world, and are they helping you take a different view than you have before?
My task today: Finishing some live takes for a conducting video I’m putting together. I’m trying to keep engaged and creative, and this is one of my outlets (done! And I’ll let you know when I release it.)