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By Lucia Schweigert, Oct 20 2016 07:31PM

This journey took me through the Atacama desert and along the Pacific coast of Chile to Arequipa, Cusco and Lima in Peru. It took me through desert, sea, mountains and I saw Inka, colonial and contemporary culture, architecture, work and life.

Machu Picchu truly was a mesmerising and energetic place and I am so thankful for the opportunity to visit such a once in a lifetime place, but the value lies in the abundance of observations and experiences I was allowed to make in the spectacular as well as the every day places. Once again I wonder about complex environmental and societal questions. Will I ever find satisfactory answers?

By Lucia Schweigert, Sep 15 2016 02:29PM

Had a most wonderful time dancing in the gala "Duende" de Embrujo Academia de Baile.

It is a great fortune to have good teachers and I am so lucky to have embarked on the Flamenco journey with two wonderful teachers, Liza Fernández and Claudia Acosta, who are not just lovely, wise and patient teachers, but also powerful, gorgeous, intensive dancers who inspire me to work hard and set free the duende inside!

By Lucia Schweigert, Aug 6 2016 04:44PM

I've had the opportunity to travel to Easter Island recently and it's been a most wonderful trip. Aside from enjoying the spectacular nature and feeling of fresh air and freedom, the island's history and its remains invited me to ponder culture and civilisation.

How do we create and define these?

How do they flourish, why do they decline?

A short trip to Lima afterwards contrasted starkly with the peaceful nature of the tiny island in the middle of the ocean. Lima was intensive, loud and overwhelmingly full of impressions. I'm looking forwards to spending a few more days there later this year.

By Lucia Schweigert, Jul 13 2016 04:50PM

'Living with Sin' will be screened as part of Brave New World, a group exhibition accompanied by screenings, performances, workshops and discussions. Brave New World is a new project on the Greek island Lesvos and curated by Nicolas Vamvouklis, who had seen 'Living with Sin' at a festival in Italy last year. Lizzie and I are very happy that the film is reaching audiences far and wide!

By Lucia Schweigert, Jun 16 2016 07:45PM

I'm inspired for a new work. Initially I will let it develop by visiting spaces and collecting thoughts and images on the theme. I will also be going for short walks with the task of thinking through specific elements and see where that takes me. You can follow my discoveries on Twitter where I will be using the hashtag #wtgrief to collect my thoughts.

By Lucia Schweigert, May 25 2016 08:01PM

It's fascinating to feel the body's vibrations, stretches, strains and simply any movement. Listening to the body, observing it, making it dance.

After three months of joining the wonderful world of Flamenco I feel like I have arrived at home. When I see performances and take class I find it the most inspiring and empowering dance for me that I have come close to so far. It's intense, powerful, passionate yet sensitive and thoughtful and in every way encompasses life the way I see it. Tango is very different and I enjoy the demands it makes on my sensitivity. Looking forwards to where these dances will take me.

By Lucia Schweigert, May 16 2016 05:59PM

I have recently written the first entry in our new series. It's a reaction to Isabel Allende’s Ted Talk ‘Tales of Passion’ from March 2007 in which she “discusses women, creativity, the definition of feminism — and, of course, passion” (Ted Talks).

Read it in the ArtsKaleid blog.