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
Today, I want to specifically give a shout-out to what we call Independent artists, and the organisations and personnel that work daily to support and facilitate them. Namely Metro Arts, and Theatre Works, and the wonderful people in their teams. For sharing in the risk by investing in work before others would, and in doing… Continue reading Can I get a bit of cred here?
Things have been quiet on the site - but it certainly hasn’t been quiet off site. Over February and March, I hosted 2 of the 3 Taiwanese dance artists at my home. They were here in Melbourne as part of eXchange 2015 - a residency between 3 Taiwanese dance artists, and 3 Melbourne-based Australian dance… Continue reading changing gears
Saltwater / 11 days in at Metro Arts We had eight audience members in yesterday, and I had a great lot of feedback from them. But here’s a sharing of the things I have learnt over the two runs so far: 1. Transitions! In this sketch, I played with various distances/dimensions of my performing -… Continue reading
Saltwater / 9 days in at Metro Arts Today, we did a trial audience run with 6 audience members. It was by no means a run of the actual work. It was a run of what the work could be. A sketch of some experiments of how to move an audience of more than one… Continue reading
Saltwater / 3 days in at Metro Arts Residencies are a real privilege and a treasure. They are an alternate world where your headspace is allowed to be fully dedicated to what you are working on. They are also a space where you are allowed to, and should, scrutinise your work, process, and practice. You… Continue reading
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