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Kate Clugston

Washington, DC, United States

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Last login almost 5 years ago

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Overview

  • 12 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 33, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • I am preoccupied with performance ar...
  • BA Communication; theatre/media
  • From Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

be open to the universe

ABOUT ME

Nomad, story teller, picture taker, dancer, creative hotpot, experimental chef, spirited creature.

I need to find ways in life to celebrate the sacred, the playful even within workplaces and the world of the serious. I believe in people, the power of the heart and the importance of community.

I'm a performance artist, director, teacher, project co-ordinator/facilitator. I like to use theatre as a tool for social action, working with non-performers to create original work which reflects their unique stories and experiences. For the past 5 years (since graduating university) I have worked with disenfranchised youth, new migrants and Indigenous people.

I worked with a New York based theatre company (Big Art Group) over the summer, traveling to Austria, Germany, France and New York City.

I love traveling, people, colour and shape, good food and good conversation. Then there's cycling, having a bath and cooking up a storm.

PHILOSOPHY

it all comes from the heart!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Surfed through Europe and used the site to meet up with groups. Organised a get-together to tour art squats in Berlin.

Now, I am no longer travelling my partner Tom and I host every now and again. We often have friends staying over as well, but we tend to have surfers every month/few weeks.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

My old home in Sydney was a regular drop / sleep over spot for friends and friends of friends from interstate or overseas. We once had a German cyclist who had come to OZ to compete in the messanger race, we shared a great meal together and played board games with him.

I enjoy bringing surfers into my home, we chose carefully and therefore view our potential surfers as friends we have not met yet :)

Interests

A good story! Theatre and all forms of performing arts, dancing, live music, theme parties and dressups, doofing, cooking new meals, making things with my hands. Nature (the bush, the beach, the mountains) walking, sharing ideas, sharing recipes, dinners parties and camping.Ritual- in the sacred sense.Play- in the free spirited sense. Making vodka and tequilla based fruit drinks and serving them in fruit and vegetables.

Having a cause and making a fuss.

Music, Movies & Books

Music: RADIOHEAD, plus folk, AUSSIE hip hop, prog rock, drum n bass, heavy rock, psytrance, ambient electronica, sufi gypsie music, electro, tabla and Djembe. Anything with a bassline.
Movies: Juno, Enron, Brokeback Mountain, Into the Wild, I heart Huckabees
Books: I love Haruki Murakami and Paulo Coehlo

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Burning Man, Black Rock City Nevada. Desert like a moonscape, filled with art.
Fallen in love at a radiohead concert, it was dramatic and extraordinary. Five years and he is still the love of my life!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach u clapping games, how to do partner acrobatics and i can explain how i plan to change the world with art and love. I have some great rolling on the floor games too- weird ones like contact impro and yoga.
i want to learn to speak spanish and french and how to tie knots. I want to learn about you, your culture, your ideas and hopes for the future. i always love to swap stories and recipes, share a meal and a moment or two in the dance floor.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, France, Germany, Thailand

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, United States

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