Showing posts with label isolde kanikani. Show all posts
Showing posts with label isolde kanikani. Show all posts

Monday, 20 February 2017

Inburgering and the black hole fo information... does anyone manage this?



For those of you who don't know what inburgering is. Its the state of becoming a dutch citizen. Its very clear you have to take exams and that you have to pay a lot of money to become considered for the dutch nationality. Rightly so, it a big thing. But with this in mind, why is there not more clarity over what you need to do. What this means and exactly what do you give up in the process of becoming 'dutch'. The idea for some who know me is probably funny in itself, after refusing the idea i could ever get used to the dutch culture and be a good dutch girl.

I spent days going from one organisation to another in in the Netherlands trying to get information about exactly what i need to do to become a dutch citizen, with which organization and what i give up for this process. Giving up your mother land nationality is big, gaining a second dutch nationality makes real sense in this crazy Brexit time. Still the question is unanswered. some seem to think yes while other not. websites write both. So what to believe?

Working out exactly what your qualifications add up to pre diplomawaardering or process of working out equivelent qualification level is really difficult. The dutch school system is something complex when compared to the school system in the UK. I have learned a lot about schools here and qualifications but not  what mine are worth. Its interesting, the is a real black hole for a business to help people get through this crazy mess of organizations and become sytems or simply find out what their education level is.

So after 3 days of phone calls, emails and searching the web, i am still no wiser to if i can have dual nationality when i have dutch citizenship, what my education level is. But i have gained amazing insight into dutch school system and the government system, which can only be called complicated. A lot of red tape as far as i am concerned, but maybe i am simply impatient to follow the clarity of my new found dream and direction.

Finding back old videos...

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Art work and creativity by Isolde Kanikani

 Art has always played a huge part in my life. Whether it be with painting, dancing making music or helping others to make art, its always been there. Taking many forms like modeling for photographers and model shoots. Sometimes these get shown and sometimes remain something hidden or become part of a paid for portfolio by some business or artist or other. Most of all art has been a way of relaxing, expressing present situations and exploring myself in process. The end result being secondary. Now i am finding some of the pictures that have moved me and i am left wondering what to do with this part of my world.













Wednesday, 2 March 2016

21 Beautifully Nostalgic photos of Buenos Aires

Yesterday i began sorting through the many thousands of photos i have collected up over the years. As a professional dancer i got to travel to many interesting places around the globe for giving workshops and performances and the wonderful excuse of going to Argentina for training. With 11 visits to Buenos Aires under my belt and each for 1-3 months. Its been a place where i have grown as a person, fallen in love, learned my art and fallen in love with a culture. My Business name Cielito comes from the first place i stayed in Argentina called El Cielo, aptly named for being on the third floor and having an amazing roof top terrace completely open to the sky.  Along side the dancing and upgrading my dance level, i often got out to photograph the city. It was a wonderful way to enjoy the weather and see something more of this amazingly beautiful and varied city. Stepping out of the tourist traps into the unknown backstreets with political graffiti, street art of all shapes and sizes and somehow a more authentic Buenos Aires than the places you might first visit on arrival. Its funny to think back that i was very shy about taking a lot of photos with a good camera, mostly because of the poverty i saw there and felt strange having so much myself. Other times i took out a very basic small camera because of this feeling, so this restricted the quality i could get at times.

One of my favourite things to photograph is the combination of interesting buildings and all types of weather. Another interest that works well within this is street art combined with people authentically doing their thing rather than posing for the camera. Mixing up textures, shape and light sometimes with strong edits and often I show the raw photo as it was taken.

 Buenos Aires is more than the capital of tango. When walking in the streets and moving through various Barrios or districts, one gets the distinct feeling of stepping between multiple worlds. Where the boundery between one and another can be the difference of a street. With a myriad of themes ranging from political graffiti, forgotten gardens, highrised buildings, the reserve, the river itself, florida with well kept modern feeling, plaza Dorriego with its mix of tourism and antiquated nostalgia to name a few. Buenos Aires is well worth a visit for anyone who loves buildings and history, not to mention the rich folk dance culture of argentina that is often faded out by the better known Argentine tango.



Avenida 9 de Julio, Buenos Aires


Avenida 9 de Julio, Buenos Aires


La Boca, Buenoa Aires


La Boca, Buenoa Aires


Palace of the Argentine National Congress, Buenos Aires


Plaza de Mayo, Buenos aires


El  caminito, La Boca, Buenos Aires


El  caminito, La Boca, Buenos Aires


Defensa, Buenos  Aires

DNI estudio, Buenos Aires

 
 Estados Unidos, Buenos Aires


San Telmo, Buenos Aires


Avenida Paseo de Colon


El  caminito, La Boca, Buenos Aires

 
San Telmo, Buenos Aires

Avenida Intendente de Hernan M.Giralt, Buenos Aires

Avenida Intendente de Hernan M.Giralt, Buenos Aires 

 
Rivadavia, Buenos Aires 

 

Rivadavia, Buenos Aires 

Avenida Entre Rios, Buenos Aires
 
Plaza San Martin, Buenos Aires (Sepia edit)

Like to see more photos? Then check out the link below:

Photography of living ice
http://www.chicloca.com/2016/01/photography-nature-images-living-ice.html


Black and white photos with a splash of colour by Gine Maie

Little acts of kindness while….




Monday, 21 December 2015

Haiku by Isolde Kanikani

These haiku are a small collection written at different times. i hope you enjoy.



Coldness of body

Brings clear thinking about life

Warmth makes us lazy


We possess a lot

Cherish far less than we own

Savour more with less



Music moves spirit

Notes exfoliate on ears

Like exhaled breath on skin



Body shivers now

With intoxication of scent

So vividly felt


Milonga sadness

Compellingly haunting me

To deep essence core

 

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Bounderies in tango?

 4/11/10

Just a thought really from dancing at a milonga. i am wondering what is happening with peoples bounderies as we dance more tango. i see a different ideal of the sort of things that are acceptable in a traditional milonga and a more alternative one. Many sorts of bounderies are possible, important ones? well theres a question. but i do wonder how relationships survive in a milonga where its culture finds it absolutely acceptable that a woman comes and sexually kisses a mans neck from behind, in full view of everyone including the mans wife. i don't mean a peck on an intimate spot but full on kissing, biting, sucking! i know the couple well and didn't want to be part of what went on due to respect to the mans wife.

so questions arise, why did he act as if this is normal behavior from someone who is a 'friend'? is it for people around to make judgements? if she is indeed a friend does she respect either the man or his wife? aside from a judgement should i have to accept something that breaks down inhibitions that we as a culture slowly come to find 'normal' because of our acceptance? There are a lot of tango events out there that unconsciously or/and deliberately break down peoples bounderies. but where is the social responsibility to putting these people back together or indeed asking permission before you therapise someone. and when people are in an unbounderied state what does this mean for their relationships, friends, husbands, wives, lovers, the group? And importantly respect for each individual as they come, complete.

i am still in the process of questioning as you can see from what i have written above. Questions hihi. but the reality of this through answers is an interesting one. what happens when you ask yourself some of these questions. from two perspectives: 1. from an acceptance of other individuals to make their own choices in life and 2. how you feel deep down. are good healthy bounderies that protect your individuality and individual specials relationships (friendships, lovers, relations of any personal kind) being broken down?