End with Andrea Lam
July 26, 7:30am - 9:30am AEST. Hosted at Cork & Chroma Pop Up Studio
part of a series on End
Andrea Lam (Drea) is a Brisbane Creative entrepreneur, the founder of Dance Masala Bollywood Dance School, one of Australia’s leading Bollywood Fusion Companies located in the Judith Wright Centre; and co-producer of Bollywood Australia Dance Convention (BADC) - a three-day expo-style event created to unify the Indian Dance Community while capacity building.
She was also a classically trained violinist, has been in many Brisbane punk bands, and never graduated from her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art. She has been in the Dance Industry for 11 years, starting as a Company Dancer and quickly rising to become the co-director of Bollyfunk Dance.
In 2012, she launched her own brand and dance company, Dance Masala. Her prolific career is a reflection of her values of growth; respect; and inclusivity. While Andrea began her career as a self-taught dancer from watching YouTube videos of Madhuri Dixit, it was seeking learning anywhere and everywhere that made her a professional. Her teachers are too numerous to count, but she has travelled through India learning everything from Lavni in Maharastra to Kabelia in Rajasthan; and while at home, is a fervent supporter of the incredible Brisbane Independent Dance scene.
Ends are unique opportunities in disguise. They allow us to make meaning out of our past relationships, experiences, projects, and seasons in life.
On the other hand, beginnings are romanticised and energise us to envision all the impressive things we will do. Headlines celebrate the latest rising startup or ‘it’ destinations travelers must see.
But reaching the end of something can also carry meaningful joy. Author Wes Moore once talked about the difference between our jobs and our work. Moore said, “Your goal should never be to start something. Your goal should be to end things.”
When we truly fulfil an ending, it reflects growth and real change. We can create projects to end loneliness, walk away from empty relationships, change habits, or choose a different career trajectory.
The secret about ‘the end’ is that it actually contains countless possibilities.
Our Rio de Janeiro chapter chose this month’s exploration of End and Isadora Zeferino illustrated the theme.
COFFEE AND BREKKY
You’re treated to your morning cuppa joe with The Monday, which exists to explore and connect the Australian specialty coffee community with appreciators and friends. Alex and Tyler are sure to serve it with a smile, make sure you introduce yourself!
We’re welcoming one of our faves, Naïm restaurant in Paddington back as our breakfast sponsor again. Their head chef, Vince Estacio, is planning our brekky bites as we speak.