So Much to Do!

Ah ah! It’s been a while. Things have been quite interesting over the past few months. I’ve been sorting some things out and have been keeping busy.

USC Events Resolution NYE Capacity and Desire and Super Geek LeagueMy performance life has been wonderfully amazing of late. I performed with Super Geek League on New Years Eve as the Ice King. Indiyana Rae Von was the Ice Queen. We ran around together rocking dance battles on stilts and taking pictures with the crowd. I really love EDM Bass fans. They’re just about the happiest people on the planet. It’s really fun when a bunch of them are running around your stilts/trying to climb you to ask how you happened to get such an awesome job.

Mid-February, I took off to perform in Denver with the Unicorns, Whomp Truck, the Fusion Factory and see my best friend perform in Bohemia. Performing with the Unicorns is always a treat. Bohemia stole the weekend with the best show I’ve seen in Denver. The whole weekend was a whirlwind of stilting, acro-yoga, acro-fire, tumbling, aerial, fire dancing, costumes, and friends. While I had a blast in Denver, I’m bummed I missed out on a Super Geek League show while I was away.

I have the beginnings of a new costume I’m calling Whomp Bot 1.0. I’m working on lighting costume design for this one and I’m looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

Capacity and Desire Fucking Unicorns Whomp Bot

My aerial skills are finally rounding out and I definitely should be able to perform with them by June.

There’s so much to write about! I’ll break this down into a few posts and start getting pictures up in the meantime.

Coming up:
USC Events Lucky 2013 with Super Geek League
More to be announced with Bassdrop, SGL, Apogaea, and more!

Performing in a New City

Seattle

Two weeks ago, I moved to Seattle. Things out here have been extremely interesting and fast paced. Everything is different and everything is similar.

It’s so green out here! I come from Colorado, a very dry and desert-like place. Colorado has amazing mountains, but very little water in comparison to Seattle. Out here, things are green year-round and right now, everything is starting to bloom.

There’s so much water out here! Every time I go over, under, across, and see a bridge, I say one of three things: Wow, Pretty, or Water! Right after that it’s usually: Look at the boats!!! It’s going to be a while before I get over the visual stimulation of this city.

The bus system in Seattle is very functional. I’m getting used to keeping a few dollars on me to be able to take the bus instead of taking my car. That being said, I’m still very happy to have a car in Seattle. It gives me the freedom to move around as I see fit.

The Job

I didn’t get the job that I was going for at SEOmoz, which is quite a bummer. Their lack of communication after the interview process is quite annoying, but other than that, it was a really fun and intense interview process. I’m slamming out the applications daily now. Amazon, Microsoft, and small to medium sized businesses, I’m applying everywhere for marketing, internet marketing, SEO, and administrative assistant positions.

I’ve decided to also try and get my own business up and running. I will be building websites for small to medium businesses using the WordPress platform. I will then maintain these websites and do freelance SEO, Social Media Marketing, and Inbound Marketing for new clients. I’m getting my portfolio up and running and I plan to announce the new business over on http://www.capacityanddesire.com/web/. I will also be doing an online fundraiser to get my new business off the ground. Please check back this Thursday for more information!

C+D Performance

I’ve been performing with New Vision Dance company for two weeks now. We have a performance coming up on May 5th and 6th. I’ll be posting about the show later. It’s been fun working with NVDC. We’ve already done a photo shoot and finished up choreography on one piece for the show.

Fire dancing is a blast out here in Seattle. There’s a really big community of fire performers out here. I’m working with NW Fire Conclave for the Burn as their Assistant Shin. We’re working on some very fun choreography and fire costumes. New choreography is leading me to learn new skills and is pushing me to develop myself as a performer.

I’m looking into getting a performance troupe going. This is a long-term project though and I’m definitely going to have to take the time to start developing costumes.

Now that I’ve finally settled in, I plan on getting back to posting 2 to 3 times a week from now on. As always, thank you for reading and please share Capacity and Desire with your friends!

The STEP Program: Thoughts, Opinions, Information and What’s Next

Hello C+D Readers! A new article that I’ve written on the Burning Man STEP system is up over at Burn After Reading Magazine. Check out the start of the article below and read the rest of the article after the jump!

On Friday, March 2nd 2012, Burners looking to get tickets to the Fertility 2.0 Burn took to the internet as they anxiously awaited the opening of the Secure Ticket Exchange Program (STEP). The STEP site went live and was swarmed by the waiting masses. In less than a half-hour, the STEP site was closed and 2,000 people were in the queue for tickets. If you were one of those trying to get tickets through STEP during this time, one of three things happened:

  • You were accepted into STEP and received a confirmation email stating you were added to the queue.
  • You were bumped from the STEP site due to the high volume of Burners trying to access the program.
  • You received notification that the STEP system had been closed due to the 2,000 person limit being reached.

Both during and after the initial  STEP rush, Burners checked into the Burning Man Facebook page. FB comments ranged from the happiness of getting into the program, to anger that the STEP site was crashing.

Continue Reading…

This One Time, At Burning Man: Ambassador’s Hat

This is the second installment of a weekly article on the Burner (Burning Man) culture, current events, and stories.

Burners At PlayEveryone has stories from the Playa. One week spent in the Black Rock desert leads to a lifetime of stories. When Burners get home, they can’t help but talk about and discuss their experiences at Burning Man. This post is the first audio post in an ongoing series titled This One Time, At Burning Man.

This One Time, At Burning Man will be a collection of written, audio, and video stories told by Burners from around the world.

This week’s story comes to us from a Burner named Ambassador. It’s a story about a hat, how Ambassador got his Burner name (Burning Man 2009), and some of the strange things that can happen on the Playa. Ambassador’s Hat was recorded at the Fusion Factory in Denver on a Monday night potluck gathering.

(Caution: Has some NSFW language)

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If you would like to submit an audio, video, or written story for the This One Time, At Burning Man series, please contact me at CapacityandDesire@gmail.com. Make sure to read last week’s Burning Man article on ticket ideas and the STEP program and please help Capacity and Desire out by sharing this story and going to the Facebook Page and clicking like.