Spring, nature and movement (May 9, 2016)

Spring has finally arrived in Toronto. After a mild winter, I'd been looking forwards to a long, lovely spring; but no. Winter decided to show up after all: in April!

Under the superficial layer of snow and frozen grass, life has been percolating with projects and performances. And everywhere around me, I have been buffeted by the swirl of what has been potential energy lying latent now become dynamic.

I'm currently in the midst of performances for a wonderful, new, experimental production by Coleman-Lemieux: "Against Nature", a chamber opera featuring the music of James Rolfe, libretto by Alex Poch-Goldin, and direction by James Kudelka. As-ever with Coleman-Lemieux, the production (let alone the richness of its content!) is exquisite. 

Against Nature review

Meanwhile, I've been preparing for my visit next week to the Vale of Glamorgan Festival in Wales. I have been working with movement and theatre coach, Kelly Arnsby, on two movement pieces originally choreographed for me by Gitanjali Kolanad. It has been an extraordinary process to integrate a third layer - of emotional contour - into these already complex pieces.  I look forwards to presenting them next week.

In advance of my visit to Wales, The Cusp Magazine, has written a feature article on my dance and music work

Looking forwards to Wales!