I was not demanding enough about the conditions, as simple as they were, for the 'performance' in Moynaq - the Aral Sea (which was not really supposed to be a performance in my mind). Sometimes being a so called Diva is appropriate... I stupidly became a bit of a diva AFTER the piece.. venting my frustration with another performer stealing my venue at a bad time. not helpful... so... learning to state what I need to do good work indeed is critical... BEFORE hand and standing up for my space. Using the territorial nature that we all have innately to create some boundaries... for when I warm up and where I perform in the case of this kind of site specific performance, staking out my ground.
I was not alone, but we all knew it would likely be this way and we agreed so... que sera... ah hind sight!