Make

This section of The Red Line explores what happens during rehearsals.
As we all know, it can be the best and worst of times.
What is the making process like for you?

HOW AN ARTIST IS FELLED by The Anonymous Artist

How an Artist is felled. ? – … … … – Artistic director of venue X offers Artist residency with in-kind support for space and £500 of match funding for running workshops. – Artist runs workshops and invoices £300 for the 2 workshops. – Artist asks about the rest of the match funding as workshop…

The Anonymous Artist

I am going to post some heartfelt words written by an artist I know. The words will be posted by me in order for them to remain anonymous. They are a personal expression of how it is for this person to work in this industry. In discussing whether or not to post them, we talked…

The art of collaboration – two choreographers, one project.

Body Politic has been working with choreographers Derek Mok and Stephen Brown for just over 4 years. From our Breezeblocks project to our first theatrical piece ‘Reflections’ last year, their choreographic style has been embedded in our company. Yet it’s always growing and ever-changing, whilst still rooted in their unique showcasing of Hip Hop Dance.…

Rite of passage: from imagining to making by Elena Molinaro

Weeks after TEST, the lemon slices are still present. Yellow and bright they evoke the power of Greater Intelligence, which according to Mayan cosmology is yellow in colour, sunflower to lemon. They multiply and accumulate in front of my eyes to form a big yellow circle made of hundreds of lemon slices. I crouch and…

Distancing myself from unconscious – by Simone Mousset

This November I was very excited to be part of the TEST workshop exploring dramaturgy in Bournemouth. Here is a half-remembered quote from the first day: We are looking for tools and means to engage in a dialogue, possibly with someone else, or with ourselves. Let’s call this dramaturgy. With this in mind, Martin Hargreaves’ proposal for…

Make by Katie Dale-Everett

I first encountered dramaturgy as a participant of EMBED-Artist (2015), when I was creating a new piece of choreography Digital Tattoo (2015) within five days. As an artist supported by the South East Dance Emerging Artist Programme, I received a day working with dramaturg Lou Cope. This initial insight immensely influenced my approach to working.…

How does our stage and setting design fit our characters?

Body Politic’s second rehearsal began with more discussion. With only choreographers Stephen Brown and Derek Mok, Artistic Director Emma-Jane Greig, and myself (Isaac Ouro) present, our aim this time was getting down to the nitty gritty stuff! A self-critique we identified was the short amount of time spent on preparation whilst making the original Reflections…

Creating dialogue, casting spells by Jessica Greer

TEST Dramaturgy Workshop We had two days of immersing ourselves in dramaturgical tools for self practice – which gave me lots of ideas and provocations to take away and use. We focused a lot on the power of words. As tools and rules for doing (verbs), as creators or shapers of practice (manifestos), or for…

Exploring Dramaturgy and Words – by Fernanda Prata

Brilliant weekend exploring Dramaturgy and Words with the amazing Martin Hargreaves! Here an extract of the manifesto task where we borrowed from each other’s words… “I want to be a child, to have no pressure, to be unfixed, have no shape or meaning. I want to be a lover, to be on the outside and…

Reflecting on how I make – Charlotte Spencer

I’ve just finished the first phase in the making process of a new project – Is this a Waste Land? I’m planning to write something specifically about that making process in the coming weeks, but for now it felt interesting and useful to reflect on some of Lou Cope’s broader questions about making performance. So…

Collaborate final report: choreographer Katie Green and dramaturg Tom Cornford

In August and September 2016 I worked with theatre director Tom Cornford as dramaturg during my initial research for my Dancing in Caves project, with support from South East Dance through the Collaborate scheme. The Dancing in Caves project will include creation of a promenade piece designed for performances in caves and underground spaces called…

Ooze Into It Like Caramel

Inside the studio with Uchenna Dance After spending time in the studio  with Uchenna Dance during the making of The Head Wrap Diaries I offer a glimpse into how moments are constructed/reconstructed and the fragility of a creative work in progress. Alongside Vicki Igbokwe the Creative Director of Uchenna Dance; we have Ingrid Mackinnon as…

Katie Green: Dancing in Caves – week 2

R & D – week 2 at Pavilion Dance South West Our second week of research for the Dancing in Caves project at Pavilion Dance South West culminated in a sharing of some of our early ideas for new work Beneath Our Feet in the PDSW theatre, lit by torches. Our audience were really generous…

Katie Green: Dancing in Caves

Research and Development at Pavilion Dance South West For 2 weeks in August and September 2016 we are in residence with Pavilion Dance South West exploring initial movement ideas for our new work Beneath Our Feet, designed for promenade performance in caves and underground spaces. During this time we will collaborate with dance artists Kirsty…

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