Jason Coleman in the Sunday Tele Magazine Talking About Things He Cannot Live Without
Now I know this back page in the Sunday Tele Magazine is about celebs telling us what they cannot live without and this is normally to do with consumer goods, but I did find Jason Coleman’s more superficial than normal.
He was described as owning the world’s largest private commercial studio, Ministry of Dance, in Melbourne. I had not realised it was THAT big. Also he did speak positively about his family, but this is what he said he could not live without.
1. Phone – I could’t make it through the day without this in my pocket. I always wear the battery dead.
2. Byron Bay – The mix of people makes Byron buzz. I spend four weeks or sot there a year. The cottage at the lighthouse has the best views in the country.
3. Dancing – It’s not something I do, it’s who I am . If something tragic happened and I couldn’t dance, I’d still be a ‘dancer’. People think it’s about showing off but, for a truly good performer, it’s about giving.
4. Hair Straightners – I have curly hair – really curly hair. I discovered GHDs two years ago when a make-up artist straightened my hair. Suddenly I had shiny hair, like a normal person. (that must explain the paddle pop lion hairdo from last year)
5. Hummer – I come from Rosebud, Victoria, so I dreamt of having a nice car with fat wheels. It’s sexy, and I don’t care if other people like it or not.
6. Ivy — The staff at this Sydney venue are hot, the fashion is hot, the people are hot. I love it. The best thing is they have a private elevator up to the VIP bar.
7. Dark Peppermint Chocolate – Give me this and I rip my clothes off with joy. I’d eat it for breakfast.
8. Nobu at Crown – I eat out most nights and it’s hard to beat the tastes and textures at this Melbourne restaurant. I even have a favourite booth and waiter.
9. Jacket – I was given this by the owner of Ed Hardy Australia. In the four days after I wore it on SYTYCD, they sold 72 at $1500 each. Us dancers have dressed this way for years – everyone else is just catching up.
10. Dog Tags – A classic male accessory. And if you’re going to wear them, why no the ones by Gucci?
11. Astrolabe – I was choreography director at the 2006 Asian Games and the opening ceremony motif was an astrolabe. Producer David Atkins had six made and gave one to me. It was an incredible time.
12. My Cat – I wanted a motorbike, but my then boss said, “You make a living with your legs – buy a bike and you’re fired.” So I bought a big cat, instead. He’s called Harley-Davidson. I’ve had him for 16 years.