Regular updates on the latest performances in development, collaborations and news
I’ll be leading two Physical Theatre courses with Acting Now in Cambridge this autumn (Oct-Nov 2019) - Beginners & Intermediate. Apply here if you are interested!
I’ve just spend a week at the Rich Mix Theatre (London) developing a new show - SHIFTY - with my company Foxtale Ensemble. The first draft showing will be part of Voila! Europe Festival in November 2019.
Together with Double Trouble Theatre, inspired by the creative process of Adventures in Black and White, we are launching a new digital performance project - Archive for the Displaced - a living repository of displacement stories that have travelled across borders and generations. A website launch event is being planned for January 2020.
Funding dependant, Foxtale Ensemble will continue their collaboration with Rosemary Klich on Daphne in Three Movements, developing and touring the live performance in the summer/ autumn of 2020.
Today outrageous is the new normal, loneliness is rife, magic is lost. But what happens when we encounter an unexpected moment of connection?
Foxtale Ensemble comes together from cities across Europe to share an experiential performance inspired by magic realism. Multiple cities, otherworldly soundscapes and shape-shifting characters are unapologetically pieced together in a performance that balances on the edge of the real and the surreal, slipping into either at any given moment.
The first draft of this show will premier at Rich Mix (London) during the Voila! Europe Festival 2019.
Archive for the Displaced
A digital “repository of stories that have travelled across borders and generations”, highlighting the experience of displacement by second and third generation migrants.
Amid sepia tones and pulled-out cassettes, a crackly voice tells you a story it heard once, picking out images that resonated, maybe embellishing some aspects without realising it. This voice is young, while the story is old and not their own. But the story is theirs now, and has gone into making them who they are.
Supported by Counterpoints Arts and Battersea Arts Centre, we plan to launch this online archive in Jan 2020.
More information coming soon!
Daphne in Three Movements
A multimedia performance project in development exploring Daphne's myth, trees, transformation, inner awareness and bodily soundscapes. Devised in collaboration with Foxtale Ensemble, Stacie Lee Bennett, Eoin Furbank and Daisy Orton, lead by Prof. Rosemary Klich (East 15). Supported by Arts Council England.