We had the good fortune of connecting with Davi Lorenzo and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Davi, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I think risk as everything to do with the way my career has blossomed throughout the years. Without it, I wouldn’t have left my home town in Spain and move to Paris to become a professional dancer and from Paris to Los Angeles to dance for international artists and to start producing and writing my own music. I could have chosen another path, one full of safety and comfortability but, where is the sense of adventure and discovery in that?
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I think what I am more proud of is my perseverance and work ethic. I always wanna learn as much as I can about the arts I love plus be consistent with it. It is not easy to set your own schedule and dedicate hours to your craft every day without the instant feedback or recognition but at the same time, the freedom to be creative and giving a chance to your talent and your own projects is priceless. I feel accomplished as a dancer. I have experienced more than I could ever imagine. In the thirteen years I have been living in the States, I have toured the world a few times and danced for international artists like Chris Brown, Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani, Shakira, Jlo, Ricky Martin, Cirque du Soleil,… Still living in LA hasn’t always being easy. As a dancer, I had good years and bad ones (those where you are constantly hoping and waiting for the call that sets you up for another gig, music video or tour.) As as an immigrant, you always have to be on top of your paperwork (visas, green card,…) It was overwhelming at times, but it was and continues to be worth it. It is the life you create for yourself independently of your circumstances. Now I am immersed in my music. Music and dance have always gone hand in hand for me. I have always studied music, dance and singing. And while on tour with Cirque du Soleil, on 2012, I decided to start writing songs again. Since then it has been a journey of learning and discovering myself as an artist. I am now also producing my music. It blows my mind how much there is out there to learn when it comes to music. I am on my second year of a Music degree that is teaching me another way to look at and create music and I have two new singles coming out on December 8th “1-1” and on the 15th “Mexico”. A month ago I also had the pleasure to collaborate on a house track with DJ Boddhi Satva. The single is called “De Nadie”. I wanna finish the year strong, despite of what we are going through globally. I guess I need it for myself. I was suppose to be on tour the whole year and that got canceled because of Covid. But I got to spend two months in Spain with my family (that rarely happens) and dedicate myself to music. I think we all need to be creative right now, a healthy way to let it all out. So hopefully my music and my story inspires somebody to dance or sing or paint…
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I am an outdoor person, so definitely I would take them to hikes, to nature and the beach. To Griffith park and the observatory. To Huntington beach, to see the dogs having a blast at the beach (I have a pit). To Malibu Seafood to eat then watch the sunset at the beach. To Idle Hour or Golden Road brewery to grab a beer on the patio. To Hollywood Forever, so much history there and if it’s summer, maybe stay there to watch a movie laying on the grass… So many places, I would probably drive them crazy, ha!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
A lot of people alongside my path deserve credit & recognition, without all of them I don’t know if I would be here. First my parents, because they have always support my career choices, even if those choices were against the grain (more when you come from a little town like mine). I also have encounter a few mentors in dance that had my back & trained me non-stop. I wanted to learn and be the best I could be and they definitely contributed it to that. And the same goes for music! Musicians and singers that I worked with while touring as a dancer, have turned to be my guides and mentors that taught me what I know and support all along.
Other: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1q8eaUNY5PjXBSisUCHXSX?si=HAAPqa3USN69ESNN78YrLQ SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/davi-lorenzo
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