I was very pleased to share my new interactive dance piece ‘Otherwise We Are Lost’ during my residency at Yorkshire Dance last week. The piece explores how scenography and design might be used to choreograph the audience’s movement. It draws a lot on my work with the Feldenkrais Method and my recent experiences with parkour.
A few pictures from Philomela and her Sisters, which was commissioned for this year’s Theatre Without Borders conference at the University of Hull. The piece sought to explore and critique the treatment of female characters in Classical and Renaissance revenge tragedy. It connects dialogues surrounding #MeToo and #TIMESUP to a selection of works from the Western literary canon. (Virgil’s Aeneid, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Euripides’ Hecuba and Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus.) I am pleased to say that it will be back in Hull later this year.
Performers: Catherine Marsh, Caitlin McPhilemy, Kira Curtis, Sophie Stones.
Projection Mapping: Ed Denning.
Sound Design and Live-mixing: Jamie Nowell
Dramaturgy: Christian Billing.
Direction and Design: Campbell Edinborough
Photos courtesy of Cat Fergusson-Baugh
My new solo piece How To Look will be presented as part of ‘Hold Everything Dear: Performance, Politics and John Berger’, at the Bathway Theatre, University of Greenwich on 14th April. Inspired by the writings of John Berger, it integrates dance and spoken text to reflect on the complexities of looking and be looked at.
On Saturday 14th May I will be giving a talk in Oxford at St Edmund Hall’s Centre for the Creative Brain. I’ll be talking about how theatre makers might draw on research from the field of neuroscience to shape their thinking about training and aesthetics.
A good pal and former colleague, Richard Tall, shared his photos from the R&D sharing ‘This is Who I am Now…’ I thought I would put this one up as it is rather lovely. It makes me hope I can find funding to continue the project.
I am delighted that my new solo show, The Violent Justice in My Heart, will be a part of the Grow Festival at Hull Truck Theatre (on the 24th June). It’s part autobiography and part theatrical documentary – a response to the difficult choices we make about violence, terrorism and war. It’s serious, but I think it’s exciting too. I’m looking forward to hearing what people think. http://www.hulltruck.co.uk/whats-on?action=view&id=927
What do we teach when we teach physical theatre?
I wrote a short piece for Theatre, Dance and Performance Training about the trouble with defining physical theatre during teaching.