Wednesday, 5 December 2012

A Cool Breeze

It's that time of the year when the purple long johns come out and i begin to see my own breath billowing out of my mouth in the morning. The latter is primarily because the home boiler has decided 13 years loyal service is enough and has currently left the building. Remarkable timing given the freezing temperatures outside. Furthermore, getting hold of a chap who is savvy enough to remedy the situation at this time of year is about as difficult as maintaining your balance on the inconspicuous black ice outside. Anyhow, the silver lining is i am learning a lot about boilers and where my gas pipes go and valves and other such useful info. How i apply it is another matter. I faced another sudden temperature drop when i visited Russia for 3 weeks in November....yes, Russia. I think i need to write about this trip in more detail as it's a bit late now and really this post is about giving the (many) fans of R2M and heads up on what is going down. Basically i had an excellent time, met some cool people and did some cheeky networking while at work for Blaze the Show. A lot of golden blog material to have been had but i was seriously slacking. i will endeavour to make up for it. But onto the present and what's coming up:

I'm back in the studio with Tom Pritchard from On The Stage Of The Present as we spend a little time getting deeper into the Squish duet project. For now i'm naming it Squish Squared. This week is mostly about really trying to understand what we are making, how we will do it and what it will say. Although and abundance of ideas and possibilities have already come up and deciphering them will be difficult, i do feel like we have the beginnings of something interesting. Watch this space for longer residencies (and hopefully a completed project) in 2013.

Following this i'll be reworking and old piece with a new dancer. Box Fresh had a few small outings in the UK and France. But, do to commitments it has perhaps not seen as many stages as it should. I am hoping to change that over 2013/14 and begin to introduce a new dancer to the duet this month. Here's the original with fellow Aspekt Matt Foster from David Hughes Dance

The 3rd project this month is to revisit a piece made back in 2006! Jennifer Paterson from All or Nothing will join me at City Moves for a week's residency collaborating with the original choreographer Jillian Thomson. We'll have to see if i can still do the same moves 6 years on. The work be aimed at outdoor festivals as well as sort billings for theatres. Here's what we got up to 6 years ago...

And then it's xmas...and then it's Australia with Blaze The Show...i ain't complaining pal!

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