Upcoming and Ongoing
Dream Another Day ~ reaching into the future,
a retrospect of the mess we’re in now
Dream Another Day ~ reaching into the future, a retrospect of the mess we’re in now, had a workshop production at UNO Festival in Victoria last month. I worked with a chorus of dancers, which is something I’ve been interested in for a while and discovered how much I love this both artistically and practically. The workshop production was enthusiastically received. The feedback was fantastic and revealed what needs to be further developed.
The big questions I’m exploring are:
- What is the Power that is not Parkour, or what ageing does to the body;
- Breaking Code Breaking Secret Codes - the moment we are in now with #MeToo;
- What We Want, female desire and pleasure.
- How can trauma be processed and transformed physically. PTSD is now called PTSI - Post Traumatic Stress INJURY. Isn’t this great? An injury is something that you can recover from, that can heal with proper care and rehabilitation. The body absorbs and stores trauma as energy and it needs to be released.
These are the things I’m thinking about and translating into performance activity.
Artistically, and philosophically, I am also looking at Futuring these ideas. If I take what I find through the physical translation of these questions, and apply the concepts of Futuring to them: namely to put them in a dance simulator to see what evolves. And can those physical conclusions be seen as a metaphor, and translated back into an applicable idea in the real world?
I am currently meeting with youth facilitators, consent educators and sexual assault response and prevention consultants who are sharing information and providing expertise. As well as being sounding boards and a great resource for creating the show, they will help shape the workshop that will travel with the show. There'll be a creative movement workshop that builds physical confidence and embodied power for young women wherever the show is performed.