On the Couch with Hannah Canon

Melb-Fringe-Hannah-CañonWho is Hannah Canon?
Hannah Canon is a Chilean Australian Musical Theatre Performer, Cabaret Artist, Writer, Choreographer and Producer.

What would you do differently from what you do now?
If I didn’t pursue the arts I would spontaneously combust. Just kidding! I have always been interested in helping those with learning disabilities and maybe it’s something I can combine with my love of the arts later in life.

Who inspires you and why?
I am always inspired by performers who write their own shows. Luck can play a part in ‘landing’ roles, and I admire and respect people who make their own luck and write and create opportunities for themselves to perform. Taking the ownership of their journey and sharing passion and talents takes bravery.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I want to make a difference by giving equal opportunities for education and experience in the arts industry for those of all socio-economic backgrounds and ethnicities. As a performing arts studio owner I pride myself on an inclusive environment and hope to see more diverse representation in the arts.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Holiday? What is that? Haha. Since COVID19 has prevented travel, I’ll happily take a holiday anywhere on offer with my family as long as it has a beach.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
My mind immediately goes to the amazing restaurants and nightlife on offer in Melbourne. A delicious meal at a rooftop bar followed by seeing a LIVE show.

What are you currently reading?
I am currently reading a dog training book. My adopted, hairless dog Diego is more than a handful and I need all the help I can get!

What are you currently listening to?
Is it too early to admit Christmas playlists?

Happiness is?
Being engaged in an upcoming creative project or two like writing, choreographing or rehearsing while still having ample time to spontaneously go op-shopping with my mum or grab brunch with my sisters.

What does the future hold for you?
I always like to keep open minded and continue learning to inspire more creativity. I am always thinking about new ideas that I am excited to develop that have a mix of styles and skills from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Watch this space!

Hannah has created and performs in Love Does Cost a Thing (directed by Sally Bourne) – which will be presented as part of the 2020 Melbourne Fringe Digital Program: 26 – 28 November. For more information, visit: www.melbournefringe.com.au for details.

Image: Hannah Canon (supplied)