Thursday, 19 January 2017

Jeopardy and Trevor's Birthday

is a new word in our process and performances - thanks to Zoe Osmond Shallal 2 and made me smile!
"We don't want to loose the sense of jeopardy"
you could write a thesis on improvisation/performance and that word!

i just found:
The whole process is a bit like doing a jigsaw puzzle in the dark- trying to find the shape of the production"

I am at the flat space now i need to focus and yesterday we had our music list for Shallal 2 60mins for a 20min performance, interesting?! we are now in mid process or later!

and Shallal Dance Theatre is at about the same point with a more ambitious show, live and recorded music, voice, stunts, visual arts, 4 spaces ...and up to 30 people not 10 Shallal 2 has approx 10 at present and we reckon one in each decade 0-60 - i'm the oldest!

and the BOOK
we had our second meeting Tuesday and that is exciting! and terrifying, but in the hands of a professional Jonathan to guide us it feels do-able, even to an indecisive person like me, especially as George and Victoria are compiling it, just have to hand over masses of info for their edit!!

Many thanks to all our behind the scenes people again as we can now invest in work we want to research and support, we haven't has this security before and it really helps and shows in the public work as well.

I was asked about inclusion today by a group in Northern Ireland

I was reminded by Star of Trevor's birthday, there are a lot if us now so i am known to be late!
A few years ago when i  chatted with new company members about how they were getting on many people said one of their favourite people was Trevor.
Gestural communication in dance is a wonderful way to communicate with Trevor to appreciate his cheeky, twinkling humour and innate sense of style!

main photo Steve Tanner, others by Shallal artists and Belinda Whiting
Trevor started in a Healthy Living group run in Truro about 2011/12 he then went onto Friends and Dancing and later into Shallal Dance Theatre with Giles supported by Duane, he now lives in Truro and still attends both groups regularly, supported by Star.
We wanted to make a short documentary about him for PDSW competition re older dancers, however as his health was been less good recently, rather than give him too much focus ( stress)  we are now working on a documentary looking at all of us over 50 in Shallal, we don't like any definitions, boundaries, but if it helps to show we can all keep going work together across all those divides then thats good! Barbara is doing this with us and we are always grateful to work with her.

Thanks again to all those working in the background: trustees, business manager, bid writer, their experience and expertise is reassuring!

Last day of carving, still some filming, rehearsals and trying to collate it all so far and piecing together the rich jigsaw inspired by Passmore Edwards and everyones response and inspiration.

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