To be the host of so much vibrancy. To be the shadow that watches over. To be the privileged to be immersed in so much thinking in the making, To wonder what you have not done yet. To doubt. To falter. To try again. To fail even better. To stay creative yourself. To be a leader. One has to. To write yet another grant. To hold your breath as you press submit. To work nights and weekends. Many. To not be allowed a bad day. To deal with everyone's bad days.
Angela Conquet is a Melbourne-based independent dance curator, consultant, and art leader, and a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne researching dance-specific curatorial practices. Her twenty-year career spans Europe and Australia, working across and within a multiplicity of disciplines, contexts, and territories, locally and globally. She is former Artistic Director/CEO of Dancehouse Melbourne (2011–2020) and co-editor of Dancehouse Diary.