On the Couch with Edgar Zendejas

Edgar-Zendejas-AAR-On-the-CouchWho is Edgar Zendejas?
As Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said, Edgar is a spiritual being having a human experience.

What would you do differently from what you do now?
I am of the belief that everything is accurate, precise and has a reason behind it. Every person we cross paths with, every situation, every action, every word, every thought we have has a reason and a meaning. Therefore, I believe I would not do anything differently, but if I did, that difference would be the right and accurate thing to do.

Who inspires you and why?
As an artist, I have been inspired by every single artist I get to create next to. By my mother and father, and by my spiritual guidance. I always have something to learn from them.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I am very fortunate to be able to have a path in the arts. I think every process of creation and every artistic expression does make a difference in the world.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
I love holidaying in the city where I live, Montreal is my favourite place for having holidays especially during Spring, Autumn, and Summer. Winter is another story, I usually try to go to Mexico, Cuernavaca and stay with my mother for the winter.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
Depending on the friend/s, I enjoy sharing walks to the Mont Royal Mountain, parc de la Fontaine, Old Montreal, and my favourite vegan restaurant.

What are you currently reading?
Back Mechanic: The Secrets to a Healthy Spine Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You by Stuart McGill

What are you currently listening to?
Ian Moorhead’s compositions for NICA’s 3rd year ensemble, ONEIRIC.

Happiness is?
Balance. To have balance in everything we do is the key to stability, and stability, in my opinion, is the base of happiness.

What does the future hold for you?
I have no idea. I enjoy working in my present. Whatever we do, say, or think builds the future. A long time ago I developed a strong feeling of trust for the future, and this diminished any form of expectation. I have a great TRUST that everything is accurate.

Edgar is the Director of the third-year student ensemble show ONEIRIC – which will be presented at the NICA National Circus Centre from 9 – 17 June 2023. For more information, visit: www.nica.com.au for details.

Image: Edgar Zendejas (supplied)