MI A GO FOREIGN – A Dancehall Sit(dance)com
A Work In Progress by Claes and Herbertson, the sit(dance)com is not a finished product but both artists are looking to secure additional funding and support in the near future to take the project to the next level.
Here’s more info on the project…
Two European girls dream of fame. They are determined to make it and move to NYC. Emigration and immigration come with their ups and downs though. Through unexpected challenges, surprising encounters, moments of doubt and moments of awe, “Carla” (Hanna Herbertson) & “Chicha” (Cindy Claes) forged a strong friendship the very first day they moved to the Big Apple…
Hanna Herbertson – international dancehall activist who has for years been striving to spread the knowledge and beauty of this culture through music and dance (did we also mention she is a DJ?).
Cindy Claes is passionate about Hip-Hop Theatre and tells stories through dance. She is a dance backpacker, and fell in love with Krumping and Dancehall many years ago.
HOW THE COLLABORATION CAME ABOUT:
Both dancers were hungry for growth and thirsty to expand worldwide. In 2005, Hanna moved from Sweden to NYC and Cindy moved from Belgium to London.
When they left home, their dreams were big. The reality they faced was sometimes difficult, but mostly breath-taking and jaw-dropping. Today they have a whole collection of funny memories, from renting their first room, to misunderstanding voicemails due to language barriers.
They remember falling in love and looking for jobs in cities full of… surprises!!!
PS: In real life, Hanna and Cindy met in Brussels 10 years ago…
They were finally able to collaborate on the project while Cindy came to live in NYC for a few months in 2011.
STAY TUNED FOR EPISODE 1!