One year ago I started thinking of a new work with the working title ‘Grief’ and since then it’s developed beautifully. You can still follow the development on Twitter, by searching the hashtag #wtgrief. After lots of research and gathering inspiration and a few rehearsals, I joined Ensemble Perpetuo in a residency and together we worked on ways to truly create a new concert experience by including dance in a chamber music concert.
Since then I have developed choreography which has now been presented during the most recent Blue Cloud Scratch Night on Friday, 21st July. It was a very valuable experience as you get to perform your work while still in development and then receive feedback from your audience, which you can use to inform the continued development of your work.
I’m very grateful for the opportunity to create this work and for the support of Ensemble Perpetuo, Chantal Guevara of Cloud Dance Festival and Blue Elephant Theatre.
Photo: © Jeremy Henderson