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Overview

  • 1 Reference 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French
  • 33, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • artist : living my life and what comes seasonaly ; massag...
  • bachelor HES-SO of arts, performance
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

artist : living my life and what comes seasonaly ; massage therapist ; dancer.
Learning to know myself and the people I love and/or live with, caring for my home and community.
Planting veggies in the garden – testing permaculture.
Working on a show, creating artistic extra-ordinary group situations.
Focalising/ organising group trainings, workshops, dancing-walks.

ABOUT ME

I've lived many years with different types of communities, different lifestyles : studious-scolar-college community-crazy non-stop-cyborg-art researching-night-bird + nomadic-bare-foot-busking-fire-showing-juggling in the street + jungle fruit-picking-basic conditions-raw food eating only + shaolin temple and vipassana highly disciplined conditions of daily many hour physical and mental training + circus roulotte community life + pirate-punks-metal-working-caravan-and-trucks-community + different occupied places and highly alternative organised or unorganised lifestyles.
I like people, and serving - and also like solitude, and peace.
I enjoy creating : writing rather than reading, filming and editing rather than watching movies.
I can adapt to the situation - fluidity.
But I also learn to me true to myself, therefore to others.
Am vegan for the benefit of the animals
and without gluten for the benefit of my health.
I try to have a most healthy lifestyle.
Little by little, one step at a time.
Breathe in, breathe out, and continue.

PHILOSOPHY

One step at a time
trust
open
transmute
breathe deeply
eat well
be here
feel your toes

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I tried this for the 1rst time in March 2012.
Have hosted many people in the past.

I am happy to connect with people..
However, me not being a tourist - I don't really move just to visit a place.. If I contact you, it's probably because, I'm attending a workshop in your neighbourhood..
Or for an emergency transit case.
If I have spare time,
I love to show people around, but showing the alternative side, underground scene and solutions within the city rather than tourist highlights.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

"Couchsurfing" not via this website, but through simple traveling experiences - hitch-hiking or walking in many countries... Just by meeting people on the street, when I was doing street performances, or meeting people on the bus..
I liked all my experiences, from the wooden bench in a poor chinese farmer's barn, to the turkish family bed.
When there is a strong connection and long lasting friendship, that's however, always the best !

Interests

Performance, butoh, clown, dance, art, contemporary art, fictive environments, environment, construction, architecture, writing, anything experimental, music, openness, personal development, social experiments, anything I don't know about...
Community life forms, finding solutions together to make the world a-less-overproducing-overconsuming-overpolluting place, group organisations, concrete utopian life systems, rebuilding abandonned villages,...

  • animals
  • arts
  • writing
  • performing arts
  • architecture
  • contemporary art
  • dancing
  • environment
  • dining
  • cooking
  • raw food
  • vegan
  • yoga
  • walking
  • gardening
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • juggling
  • music
  • hiking
  • martial arts
  • hitchhiking

Music, Movies, and Books

I don't have all-time-any-time-favorites, I change often, I like to discover new things, ... ... all really depends on the context, season, mood, needs, theme..

Music Example of a random Playlist for a full clean-up at home :
Poison girls, die Antwoord, Freestyle Fellowship, Moderat, I Am, QRBP, Kenny Arkana, MIA, David Bowie, Cap Bambino, Gadjo, Beasty Boys, Stupeflip, L7, Tiger Army, Tiger-Lillies, Massive Attack, Philippe Catherine, Michael Jackson, Queen, Depeche Mode, Billy Idol ...

Movies :
all of Jodorowsky, all of Kusturica, most of all experimental 70's, Oldrich Lipsky, Vera Chitilova, 'Freaks Orlando' - weird allegoric DIY aesthetics, non mainstream parodies, revealing documentaries.

Books :
Those that you can open just any page and read exactly what you need to read at that precise moment of your life...
TAZ - Hackim Bey.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

if only one thing : Vipassana

Teach, Learn, Share

Health :
Different massage techniques, energy works.
Cooking vegan and gluten-free.
Moving the body through space :
Dance anyhow anywhere improvisation, butoh perception and movement, body weather, some yoga stuff and breathing techniques, some qi gong chinese health movements, some Tensegrity Carlos Castaneda magical movements, some practical Systema russian martial arts.
Alternativity:
Food recycling, some wild plants, D.I.Y. or let's find a solution, sowing, gardening.
Cyborging :
final cut, audacity, photoshop, indesign.

Countries I’ve Visited

Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, France, India, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, India, Japan, Switzerland, United States

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