"People never do anything but repeat themselves." - The Lower Depths, Maxim Gorky / Akira Kurosawa
It has been an hour since dinner. Two nights since I was last on a plane from Darwin - where I had been only just wearing a sundress. A week since I stopped trying to text Ben. A fortnight since Singapore. Five weeks since I last saw his face. Six since he decided to end… Continue reading Facts do not a story tell
"I want to see you make a work out of your practice, and a practice out of your work." Wisdom passed down from mentor to friend. And I ponder this on a balmy Darwin night. It has been exactly a month since Ben decided to end our relationship. And I have found that it is… Continue reading May my practice be true
Image from Walking Borders, courtesy of Scotia Monkivitch “I would also like to remember that while we gather here today to share in a meal over a migrant’s story, another group of people are gathering in front of Lady Cilento Hospital in solidarity with asylum seekers. I carry a red passport from the country… Continue reading Reflections post Saltwater at AusAsia
saltwater at theatre works, coming really soon.
Meet Jamie Lewis. Creator of Saltwater, opening at Theatre Works next month. Jamie is a performance maker originally from Singapore. A graduate of the LASALLE College of the Arts and the Victorian College of the Arts, Jamie creates and performs experimental and contemporary intercultural work. In 2012 she was a co-creator with Dan Koop & Co. on The Stream / The Boat / The Shore / The Bridge which received a Green Room Award for Outstanding Production – Creative Agency for Audiences.
Saltwater invites you into an evening of storytelling, conversations and food. In a quick turnaround, Jamie finds herself married and migrated. To make things work, she channels the women in her life for answers. This is a live art experience that invites 15 strangers to share a meal and travel through memories of Singapore, childhood and lessons learnt.
This week we Jamie…
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We are in the second week of rehearsals. Today, I did a sketchy run with the team - with food - and the new stories - and it was good. I mean it was rusty, but it was good. It was good to hear the words roll out of my mouth, and laughter from my… Continue reading saltwater week two day one
Finding a Process "Art resides in the quality of doing; process is not magic." - Charles Eames In the lead up towards the Shortfuse Residency at Metro Arts for Saltwater, I have decided to invest in my own time - full-time - towards a generative and writing process. I’ve often wondered - musicians have instruments… Continue reading