Thursday 10th May 2018
The A440 Choir’s show ‘Earth, Sea and Sky’ is now on YouTube!
Here are the four pieces I created and performed for them last February, in my order of preference:
(1) ‘The Water of Tyne’: https://youtu.be/2uleXXLiZsk?t=43m31s
As I created this piece, I started developing what could be called Flying Fabric Floorwork Technique. I would like to take this movement research further and explore a broader range of images and metaphors. These seem to emerge easily when floorwork vocabulary is complemented or amplified by the echo of a piece of fabric in motion. What do you think? Would you like to see more of this work?
(2) A birdsong improvisation with flautist Sophie Baylis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uleXXLiZsk&t=427s
(3) ‘As Torrents in Summer’: https://youtu.be/2uleXXLiZsk?t=37m36s
(4) ‘The Singer’ sung a capella by Rosemary Morris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uleXXLiZsk&t=254s
When I spoke to my friends, audiences, choir members and other dancers involved in the show, they all had different preferences among these four pieces, so I would be curious to hear what you readers think.
Which one of these pieces do you find most memorable, accomplished, effective or visually pleasing in terms of choreography? Please note that the birdsong piece was a structured improvisation. I didn’t really choroegraph it: I just practiced it a couple of times with Sophie and responded to the sound of her flute in the moment 🙂