Prepare

This section of The Red Line is all about what you do before rehearsals begin.
What is the preparation process like for you?

The Red Line Sessions: A Serious Shift Part 2

You are listening to The Red Line Sessions – a new series of podcasts from South East Dance as part of our Dramaturg in Residence programme. Over the next weeks, you can join dramaturgs Lou Cope and Luke Pell for a number of reflections, discussions and exclusive interviews with artists that shed light on how…

Resourcing the Internal Infrastructure: Reflection on Creative Enquiry with Cai Tomos

Resourcing the Internal Infrastructure: Reflection on Creative Enquiry with Cai Tomos, supported by the Pebble Trust Flourish Bursary Thanks to South East Dance and the Pebble Trust Flourish Bursary, in autumn 2017, I was able to spend a day of creative enquiry with Cai Tomos. I wanted to work with Cai to explore how a…

Month of Madness: Train to gain by Jordan Charles Oberdries.

Hi. My name is Jordan Oberdries. I am 23 years old and I am a dancer. Right, now we’ve got the necessities out of the way, I want to reflect and evaluate on my incredible opportunity to travel and train after being funded £500 by the The Pebble Trust. Originally, I wanted to use this opportunity to…

radical non-symmetrical (reciprocated) advocacy

radical non-symmetrical (reciprocated) advocacy   I thought about what I want to stand for. This is it’s provisional form. You can sign up too. I think you know what to do.       Hannah and Lorea asked me to say more, so here are further thoughts…     RADICAL We are encouraged to compete…

A collective reflection on dramaturgy – edited by Janine Fletcher

The climbing frame signalled that I was almost at the watchful, guiding, overseeing eye. Steep stairs took me on a brutally honest journey behind the curtain. Martin invited us to ask what is this about? I feel my brain working…be conscious and unconscious. This image comes to mind; planting various mirrors within the situation. One…

TEST Nottingham- Louise Katerega Creative Reflections

“Whoever wants to understand must play much” – Gottfried Benn “Almost all creativity involves purposeful play” – Abraham Maslow I went to TEST Nottingham, looking for answers to questions that had been with me for years: what exactly is dramaturgy or dramaturgical thinking? Had I done some without calling it that in the course of…

Test by Beatrice Benedek

Having participated at the TEST workshop earlier this month I’ve been thinking and reflecting on what I took with me after the end of it and for some reason it inspired me to put together a word puzzle. In the following you’ll see a pano of how it looks like and then close ups on…

TEST workshop ‘Creative Reflection’

When thinking about my experience of the TEST workshop, my dramaturgical practice, and the broader discourse around dramaturgy in the UK – this image comes to mind. Hayv Kahraman (2010) Migrant 3. Oil on panel. www.hayvkahraman.com

Not quite a dramaturg

I think Roberta isn’t comfortable with the title ‘dramaturg’. I can see why: it invokes a certain image of a northern European woman in her 50s, maybe, with sharp clothes and a good notebook. It conjures a person with language as their preferred medium, someone who has perhaps stopped making work of their own, someone…

A playful approach to a serious topic

We’re very close to our first preview of Reflections, and the studio is brimming with life. Tackling mental health in a theatrical format takes an element of seriousness, but Body Politic always brings an element of play to the process. Let’s start with my observations of Stephen and Derek during their first creative process last…

Working with a Dramaturg

We at Body Politic had the amazing opportunity to work with theatrical director Filiz Ozcan of Komala Collective. She was whisked in by our artistic director, Emma-Jane Greig, to offer theatrical and acting advice on one of the pieces of our triple bill – Father Figurine. Father Figurine, performed by myself (the son) and Tobi…

An Invitation: Inky Matter by Kimberley Harvey

This is an invitation. To write yourself a letter that you’ve always wanted to write… My name is Kimberley Harvey and I am a dance artist, choreographer and teacher. As part of South East Dance’s COLLABORATE scheme, I am working with Dramaturg in Residence, Lou Cope, to create a new solo work, entitled ‘Inky Matter’.…

Articulacy

I’ve always thought of myself as an in-articulate person, someone who struggles with putting what’s going on in my head into words. It’s a bit like there’s sometimes a blockage between my body that feels and thinks and knows, and my mouth. That’s why I like dance – the 3-dimensionality of it; the full, rounded,…

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