Okay so I should start by saying that we are delighted to have received and accepted a grants for the arts bid from The Arts Council England to develop a new multi media work this year.
It’s been a strange journey this past 18 months as I have taken some time to really (and I mean really) examine my artistic practise. In all honestly I didn’t think I wanted to make dance anymore. We have been making lots of films and exploring technology that I thought I had moved away from dance. That is until I realised that all the research had a very strong dance element to it. I would continually so myself how I could integrate our new finding with dance? How can the two combine to create a marriage? And so on I went batting things back and forth.
I realised that I’m not done with dance I’m just entering a new phase in my career as a maker, and it okay! I’m interested in how different artworks can come together and create an experience that transcends that of each art for singularly.
There is one more stark revelation I’ve discovered. I’m really interested in the relationship between an performer and performance and the audience. As an audience member I hate audience participation but as an artist I crave for it! What a dichotomy.
So over the next 4-5 years this questing will be the focus of my investigation and making. I plan to make three works each developing on from the next and each exploring the link between technology and dance, the relationship between the performer and the work and the relationship between the performance and the audience.
Watch this space I guess.