Profiles

People experience culture in different ways. It doesn’t necessarily have to be high art. It is a part of our everyday language, and it comes from different places. Movement tells the stories in our bodies. When we can break it down that way, and encourage others to tell their own stories, it becomes a dance.

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I Create Birmingham: Eric Essix

“I owe everything to those early experiences and have been extremely blessed. My spirituality is what continues to guide me. I constantly read, study, travel, and listen. I find inspiration in my own personal experiences and others’ stories too. I always say, ‘If you live long enough, you’re bound to have something to write about.’

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“We are able to film all over Birmingham and collaborate with creative minds and contract all of our cast, crew, prop-makers, and set designers right here in town… The community involvement is incredible. People are always interested and eager to help.”

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“For me, personal style is about more than just clothes, it’s about empowerment. I know when I wake up in the morning, make my bed, and put on something I feel confident in that it’s going to be a good day.

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The Birmingham community is extremely supportive of the arts, and Opera Birmingham does an incredible job of programming diverse offerings for everyone to enjoy.

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