Thursday, 5 September 2019

film of dances by Sapphire Sumpter and the start of a new term - so much going on....

Film by Sapphire Sumpter

Such a lovely serendipitous meeting when Anna and i went to hear Theo Clinkard talk at CAST Helston,
we met Saffy and Nigel who live in Helston and we knew through home ed many moons ago.
Saffy is currently on a BA at Rambert and has just sent me a link to her choreography and performance. We were talking about what Shallal Dance Theatre had been doing and my love of Gorecki's 'Sorrowful Songs' and how we used it on the beach at Trebah Gardens ( previous blog photo)

"I attach a link to the video of my piece to Gorecki’s Symphony no.3 and Audiomachine’s Farewell to Earth.
It was chosen to be performed in May by Dance4 and Serendipity as part of a two week long dance festival called Lets Dance International Frontiers, and was shown at the Curve, Leicester."

Then the final shared information was that she was going to study with someone called Wolfgang in London!
( Wolfgang Stange of Amici my old dance teacher,
So pleased for her and look forward to chatting when she is next home in Cornwall.

Below our new poster for Embodied Space.

It has been a pleasure having meetings with Lou and Phoebe towards the Studio and to stand in for Debs at Express Yourself this week, such an enjoyable creative group. Barry is back from summer travels so we plan to have supper soon to chat over Studio and life!
Oli has given us a belfast sink and Colin will build a structure, then the studio is all ready to go.
Look out for Fun Palace Krowji 5 October and Open Studios as times to visit!

Saturday 5th October 10am-1pm
  annual Fun Palace at Krowji event.

Krowji Christmas Open Studios will take place on 29th November – 1st December, starting at 5pm on Friday 29th and continuing over the Saturday & Sunday daytimes.

Do follow our instagram for regular visual updates on projects and behind the scenes Shallal stories.

Shallal 2's rehearsal just determining the music for their show, which is also on Saturday 5 October, was reassuring and inspiring, with so much on these 2 weeks, its been great to return to the actual work - not just planning - and see the standard of work and peoples creativity.

At the end of the Liskeard group yesterday Thomas ( Remnant) and Lois ( Taylor) were able to show their duet to his mother, who can't make the show on the 27th, another inspiring and beautiful piece. Their movement qualities are so compatible and comfortable together.

On a behind the scenes note i hope to travel by train to Liskeard in the future as i love my day out there but don't enjoy the drive home and it's not very green, and up until this term i have often given lifts.

As usual this blog is part to share information and part distraction, this time from finally clearing out last photos of the imac so Anna can take it to London with her for her art degree. She leaves tomorrow, we drive up together - part of why i'm sooo busy for 2 weeks!
I am about to trial using the Shallal macbook, it initially felt a bit confined to downsize! but i am now excited to use something light weight and portable again, and we have internet at our new spaces - a mixed blessing but - should help!

Finally Back Lane West timetable being consolidated and out soon!

Good to start the new year with so many wonderful creative projects and people involved and now just have to fund the rent for our Krowji Studio after November....

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