Tuesday, 1 December 2009
After all the rehearsals at the beautifull Onneley house today was the BIG DAY. We met up at the blue-screen studio of Birmingham University at the Millenium point. What followed was 6 hours full of Tap, Tango, Waltz, and Foxtrot. We had a brilliant day and the added surprises of Singing and spinning it only made our filming a whole lot more creative. A big thank you to Lawrence, Hilary, Edna, Kate and Scott!
This blog has only started recently, covering mainly the second stage of the project, but I feel it is essential to write a little something about the very beginning of the project, when we started working on the choreography and how we would translate the story of The River into movement and dance. We had our first rehearsal at DanceXchange. This was the first time that the story of The River unfold through sketchbooks, videos, discussion, storyboards, research, and dance improvisation. Our aim wasn't to find a choreography for each group but mostly a way of exploring how we can use dance to bring all the groups together.
We would like to say a big thank you to Kate, Cat and Amy at DanceXchange for all their help from the very 1st day, when The River project was just an idea (and a very ambitious one)! We are very happy that since then DanceXchange is continuing to support the project. DanceXchange produces and tours many interesting projects. Always check their program!