aletta

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About me

Gender FEMALE
Industry Arts
Occupation artist/performer
Location Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Introduction Born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 1954 to an opera singer mother and a research chemist father.At age 13 I took to the stage, dancing in ballet and musical theatre until 1985 when a bizarre illness (Shy-Drager syndrome) made it impossible to continue dancing. I also trained in Dance Therapy (physical, clinical psychology and journalism. Later I started painting in 1980, and as the body started to give out, painting became a ways of expressing myself within a more restricted world of movement. Writing was always a ways of keeping narratives for remembering later, to be used in some other project, a painting, a choreography a play. All art forms are therapeutic for me, a reason to get out of bed, a brief time magically away from pain.
Interests being alive -- really alive
Favorite Movies the incredible lightness of being, a night at the opera, sleeper
Favorite Music trois gnossienes - Satie goldberg variations - Bach
Favorite Books Canterbury Tales -- Geoffrey Chaucer, Dr. Faustus -- Christopher Marlowe, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town - Stephen Leacock

When you've got water stuck in your ear, how do you get it out?

hairdrier on low setting, never put anything smaler than your elbow in your ear