On the Couch with Daniel Kok

Daniel Kok Arts Review On the CouchWho is Daniel Kok?
diskodanny is an independent choreographer, artistic researcher, pole dancer, cheerleader, bondage practitioner and masseur who can fall asleep in any kind of bed.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
Make crafts, rather than art.

Who inspires you and why?
Kate Bush. She is classy, crazy, low-key, steadfast, consistent and enduring.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Plant lots and lots of trees.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Aleppo in Syria. I received much hospitality there and I wonder if my hosts are still alive.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
The Haw Par Villa in Singapore is absolutely bonkers. One of Singapore’s best kept secrets.

What are you currently reading?
Dune, the epic science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, and The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery.

What are you currently listening to?
Mandopop from the 80s and 90s.

Happiness is?
All the best movies that have ever existed in a single hard disk.

What does the future hold for you?
Develop my superpowers to fight the forces of evil in the Age of Trump.

Daniel will be appearing in Bunny at the Meat Market: 2 – 5 February as part of the 2017 Asia TOPA Festival. For more information, visit: www.artshouse.com.au For more information about Daniel, visit: www.diskodanny.com For more information about Asia TOPA, visit: www.asiatopa.com.au for details.

Image: Daniel Kok (supplied)