On the Couch with Aaron Cash

Aaron Cash - photo by Johnny BanezWho is Aaron Cash?
A Brisbane boy who has worked with some of the world’s biggest names: Cher, Twyla Tharp and Mikhail Baryshnikov. An original tap dog, he is also the creator and choreographer of the celebrated Ballet Revolucion.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
There’s nothing I’d do differently. I have no desire to do anything else other than what I do. That’s why I do it!

Who inspires you and why?
My wife, Regina. She’s brilliant. I can never keep up with her, she’s a valued member of her community. Volunteering for many organisations, highly accomplished in her job as Associate Dean at California State University Los Angeles. Soon to complete her Doctorate, and she puts up with me.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I think it starts with the little things, like how we treat each other. Kindness is a big one for me. I fail quite often, but I truly believe it’s important to be kind to each other, especially in those moments when we are stressed or angry, or someone cuts us off. It’s important to see the other person’s POV. They possibly have an emergency where they need to get an injured person or animal to care so that’s why they’re cutting you of. It sounds simplistic, but it doesn’t take much to have a little compassion. One day the shoe will be on the other foot.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Spain, it’s so diverse. The Culture, Dance, Art, Architecture, the food, the wine, the people and I love practicing my Spanish – which is very poor.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
Los Compadres Long Beach CA – best Mexican food I’ve ever had. And they make the strongest and best Margaritas. You’ll need to Uber after one.

What are you currently reading?
Fundamental Symbols: The Universal Language of Sacred Science by Rene Guenon.

What are you currently listening to?
Style Council

Happiness is?
Sitting in my backyard at 630am when all is quiet. Drinking my coffee and eating my vegemite on toast and hanging out with my 4 dogs, and watching the bird life in our trees.

What does the future hold for you?
At 50 I’m open to see what comes along next. I don’t feel this burning desire to conquer the world. Family for sure. Spending more time with them is a definite.

Aaron stars in Last Dance, The Forgotten Masters which will be presented in the Space Theatre – Adelaide Festival Centre: 14 – 15 June as part of the 2019 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. For more information, visit: www.adelaidecabaretfestival.com.au for details.

Image: Aaron Cash – photo by Johnny Banez