Here we go!!! Dancing and raising money for the NSW Cancer Council Stars of the Central Coast! I will post info on how to donate soon... im excited!!❤️❤️❤️❤️. #photography #centralcoastnsw #nswcancercouncil #watchthisspace #tapdance
....... Tara Chiu is the heart and soul behind Seasons in Art Photography. She is a local photographer who works with hundreds of preschool children, many brides and grooms and many local businesses here on the Central Coast. Tara has her amazing husband Daniel always by her side, and is the mother of 3 gorgeous boys Dannan, Eden and Jarvis, aged 19,15 and 11. Tara has watched her beloved mother in law Kerry fight three serious breast cancer battles, and her father Richard also suffers from recurring skin cancers which now require skin grafting operations when treated. Tara is dancing and raising money in honour of her dad, and her mother in law.
Tara has a reputation as a dance floor fiend, and together with her sister from another mister Kelly McCabe, they will own the stage… or not.. either way it will be hilarious and fun! Kelly and Tara met on the soccer field many years ago, and have been like sisters ever since. Kelly’s wonderful husband Andrew is with her all the way, and she is the mother of 5 fabulous kids, Josh, Kaitlyn, Zac, Lily and Archie. Kelly’s outgoing nature, beautiful heart and fierce loyalty has seen her agree to Tara’s request to be by her side on stage… look out folks.. this will be epic!
Representing Seasons In Art Photography, these girls are ready to dance for cancer!
Sooo I made what some might call a really “BIG” decision.. I got a major hair cut lol. I’ve always had long hair- literally haven’t been to the barber since I was like 13. Since then, my hair became a trademark for me through my performances and lifestyle. It became a trademark not because I styled it to be that way, but my hair was just a by-product of me living my life. It just happened to have this cool, dangly, cave man type thing goin on. .
But what a lot of people don’t know, is that that was just one aspect of it. My hair dictated a lot of my decisions; what time I showered, how I angled my neck on long commutes, how I swung it when I danced, and most of all, how I shielded myself when I was in unfamiliar situations. It started to become hard to distinguish how much of my hair style was an empowering mechanism, verses a shield for me to hide behind when I didn’t want to face the world. I think when anything becomes a dependency, and you start to believe you don’t have worth without that one thing, it’s time to cut that one thing out. .
The sentence that always got me like 🤔🤔🤔 is when people would say “but your hair makes you you!”.. No, no no. My hair is a byproduct of my hustle. And if my music doesn’t have the ability to effect you in the same way, or the characters that I create don’t relate to you as strongly, or my movement and rhythms don’t connect with you in the same capacity, that just means I haven’t been doing it right in the first place. It’s the debonair that one carries while wearing the suit that makes it work, not the suit itself.
And side note, for any of my artists/students dealing with a struggle between what they wanna do VS. expectations from the industry you’re in, ALWAYS DO YOU. The industry should adapt to the artist, not the other way around. Some people were as bold as to say that my performances wouldn’t have the same effect without my hair😑- my response to that, is that you have no idea the training I’ve put into this, and how we as performers actually create the magic we do. An artist should be able to put a diaper on their head, and transcend through that ish like it’s a crown lol. That’s what we do.