WILLIAM KEANE JUNG-YING FITZGERALD | DANCER
Ballet - DANCE! Dance for me gives me the means to express myself, where all else fails or falls short. My favourite works are Infra by Wayne McGregor and The Lady of the Camellias (the Marcia Haydee version) by John Neumeier
Collect(ive) - I collect books. I love reading and I love the physical sensation of a book. The way they inhabit a space creates a warmth, but also an electric energy. The worlds they contain; it's endless and all waiting to spill forth. They're alive. My favourite book right now is Insomniac City by Bill Hayes - so intimate and tender, everyone should read it.
Aotearoa - My favourite place in Aotearoa is the carpark at the Waitomo caves. Go at night, bring a blanket, lay down with those you love and bask in the stars - some of the darkest skies I've ever seen.
Roots - I'm from all over. Of Chinese/Malaysian and 2nd fleet Australian convict comes a motley-looking, racially ambiguous, boy from Newcastle, Canberra and Wellington. I'm definitely a water baby and promote the cathartic energy of salt water.
Training - Kim Harvey School of Dance gave me love, support, encouragement and inspiration. New Zealand School of Dance gave me strong technique in both classical and contemporary dance.
Highlights - Dancing 'The Main Guy' in William Forsythe's In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated; becoming a part of such a long-standing and living legacy is awesome!
Favourite Jam - I'm not a huge jam person. I prefer raspberry over strawberry. I really don't like strawberry jam. Fig is nice.
Musically (right now) Lonely Cities by Tigertown and (all time) Softly We Go by Evenings.
Photography: Sarah Davies, Sarah Kaye Photography