Facts and figures - residency at Make Believe arts & The Bear -
End of the second round...
Our residency at MakeBelieveArts and The bear has ended but Don't worry! (as mentioned yesterday)... We are just moving out (again). Our rehearsals will happen at the Meridian Gym in Greenwich from the 9th April.
Before that, have a look at this rehearsal video:
We have added some more material to yesterday's solos created at MakeBelieveArts (Adam 0:5 & Laura 0:33).
Then we have mixed them together (1:31). It still needs to be spatially arranged... but you get the idea.
And at 3:00 & 3:44 we have a unison section of 6x8.
To finish (4:20) a small improvisation by Adam who I believe doesn't realise what he is doing... (I love it!).
As you can see, we had to tape all our triangle edges to make sure their don't disintegrate... I kind of like the effect it has on the shapes! What do you think?!
T3 is back in the game!
While Rosanna rests in bed with a box of kleenex and a red nose we have bring back some material created a while ago (January) at Artizan Street Library. (I am so glad I record our rehearsals!).
The first section in the video (0:5) shows a sequence created at MakeBelievesArts two weeks ago.
Then we have two sequences (0:35 & 1:12) from our residency at Artizan Street Library.
To conclude, Two new sections (2:44 & 3:05). I will manipulate the second T3 in the last sequence but it isn't build yet (and the first one is already falling apart...).
This material will be use in another music by Zoë Keating: Don't worry. (Be happy!).
The final (subject to change) version!
Here we are after 44 hours of rehearsal time. This twelve minute version will be performed in Belgium on the 9th May 2013 in a school. We have another 34 hours period planned until the end of April and we aim to reach 20 minutes.
The Start of the beginning and the Stop of the end!
This video shows first the introduction of the piece. The movement sequence was created from existing material which has been adapted to a new quality of movement. It is repeated three times but the spatial formation always changes.
The second part of the video shows the conclusion of this section. The medium triangle, parallelogram and square are presented to engage the audience to new stimuli and lead them to the next section.
The rehearsing environment at the bear today wasn't at its best: The room temperature was at 9 degrees... gla gla!
and Adam had an awful backache... outch!
We consequently used the rehearsal time to go over the choreography.
We transformed some transitions, added our duet with Rosanna created yesterday and we also made up the beginning nugget that was missing.
I would advice anyone watching today's videos to only look at the choreographic principles used in this piece rather than the performance of the dancers.
The video on the left shows the choreography with the music : Lost. The one on the right with the music: The Path. Both from Zoë Keating.
New Duet and introduction of the square and parallelogram at MakeBelieveArts!
Adam wasn't available this morning so we decided to create a duet which would fill the gaps in the piece...
(video 0:05 & 1:03). We incorporated some light contact partnerwork and even a mini jump! youhoooo! exciting...
There are also new sequences with the shapes...
what a productive day!
Rosanna made a 2x8 sequence with the square (C) and I with the parallelogram(P) (video 0:35). Adam will also do the task with the medium triangle (T2).
This section would introduce all the various shapes except the 2 large triangles (T3).
We also explore new movement materials with T2 (Rosanna) and T1 (Laura). Video 1:18 (T2) & 2:02 (T1)
One week later, our tangram starts to shape up!
All movement material from Artizan Street is included in the musical extract except the trio T1 T2 T3.
I edited some sequences to fit in the music and to create a change of dynamics.
There are still some gaps in the choreography but the aim was to incorporate our existing movement material to music before including any new ones.
I believe we could have saved some time if I had already decided on the music before starting our rehearsal. On the other side, our movement vocabulary clarified the kind of music I needed!
This video only shows the second part of the performance.
For the first part watch DAY 1
One haircut later, SKADooSH is back... in music!
Finally I have made my mind on the type of music I want for this particular piece: Cello by Zoë Keating.
Here is it!
Our first triangle (T1) will only be introduced at the end of this track so the audience can languish for the tangram!
This section starts in the same way as in day 7 at Artizan Street. I only insert various repetitive elements in it to fit with the music.
Enjoy the movie!