There maybe more to add but this is the first batch of comments on Sunday 26 January
Good news contacting Newlyn curator Debbie Sharp in March to chat about programming.
Phoebe and I are very excited to talk with everyone about progression and possibilities, new projects inspired by these events!
You can see live stream from first performance on Facebook, the second one the stream failed sadly as it was, in true fashion, quite different.
As were the audiences, both warm and wonderful and both full and overflowing capacity, with discussions and chat, immersive audience time in the space afterwards and three very different poems/writing to savour at the end.
"Fabulous such lovely movement and interaction"
"So beautiful - seen quite a few Shallal performances, but this was my favourite. The music, the light, the movement - such an otherworldly.....environment to enter...such a tonic such beauty. Thank you
PS loved the artwork too!"
"It was very lovely!" from a 16 year old
"and also nice poems to hear - well done everyone who performed with the calm music it was beautiful and quite simple. It was lovely to watch!" x Eliza x
"Thank you so much. You are a joy.
Always great to see your work. Loved the atmosphere changes created with light.
Felt the containment of working in a small space.
Enjoyed the live music, yet also missed the diversity and surprise of impromptu soundtrack choices in previous shows."
"Wonderful Shallal again a delight.
My eyes had tears."
(written in the corner of the page)
"As this page is the use of confined space and the dictation of coloured lights allowed for a superb arena of dance. Yet again simply different from other performances and yet still totally accessible.
Thank you so much enjoyed it."
"Many thanks for another wonderful afternoon
I hope too that ....'s picture gets widely exhibited or displayed. Another extraordinary work.
(...... poem) captured a freshness of "where we are"; I'd like to hear it again in my brain!"
"I enjoyed yesterday's performance so very much. ....
I find everything ... to be inspirational and life-affirming"
Dear everyone at Shallal
Fantastic moving performances on Friday and Saturday
Wonderful improvisation and sweet music, you danced through my rainbow, transported the audiences, and created a truly embodied and emotional space in Newlyn Art Gallery.
Thank you all for allowing me the opportunity and privilege of working with you.