Ted Talk - Play is More than Fun
http://www.ted.com/talks/stuart_brown_says_play_is_more_than_fun_it_s_vital.html Interesting talk from Stuart Brown about the importance of play not just in childhood but in adulthood too.
Deborah Hay →
A very inspirational lady… Click on the name and it will take you to a video of her talking about her practice. In this video she suggests not holding on to things so that we can see and experience more. Noticing things rather than holding on to them, very useful when trying not to be fearful of new things as a everything will just pass through to offer more possibilities.
So, after four weeks of Spinning Yarn it is now Easter Holidays and 4 weeks off till the next session. I am going to miss my friday daytime of open exploration and discovery with the facilitators and participants of Spinning Yarn. Being part of the sessions have been very rewarding and thought provoking. I can’t believe how quickly this time has gone by. Here is link to a blog written by...
House theatre resources
I was scouring the internet as I often do procrastinating from my daily tasks and I stumbled upon house theatre website. This website is one that I have not visited before but now I have had a gander I wish I had. It seems to have a great opportunities page and I feel it main asset is it’ s resources archive. In this archive there are guides for press releases, contracts, budgeting,...
Jessie Percival website
I now have a website that connects all my blogs. Here it is: www.jessie-percival.com check it out if you fancy.
Access All Area's spinning yarn project
From next week I am going to be volunteering one day a week as a workshop assistant at Access All Area’s Spinning Yarn Project. I am very excited about this prospect. Spinning Yarn is a multi-sensory music and movement project for people with severe and profound learning disabilities. I have attached the website address so you can have a nosey at what this company does. I will keep you...
So I am off to india on the 8th Jan to have an adventure and kick start the new year with a bang. Bring on the inspiration and creativity! Very exciting. I can’t wait to see the colours, smells, classical Indian dances and experience the masses of people. India seems to known for its extremes, which i find hard to comprehend what that means. I am sure I will find out. I have made a blog to...
Follow the Rabbit
“Follow the Rabbit” has already kicked off with a great run of shows, I am going to be performing in the final show on Sunday evening and very excited it. I can’t wait to revisit the character of the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. The rehearsals brought back many good memories, especially because one of the performers I am sharing the role with (Caroline Mathias) was a...
how to work....
on how to work - Mette Ingvartsen 17.02.2010 Wed, 02/24/2010 - 16:06 — alice chauchat 1. Work to make a difference 2. Focus on the questions you want to address, not the answers. 3. Know what you are looking for, but not how it looks 4. Insist on redefining your method of work in relation to each project you do 5. Don’t make problems, make them challenges 6. Look for the inseperability of the...
John Cleese lecture on creativity. →
A while ago my friend came over and put this lecture on my bookmarks. Everyday I have been opening a new tab on the internet and this lecture has been ogling at me. Finally today I have watched it. It is blooming great. You should watch it.
The Collaboratory at Colston Hall
This was a project I was a choreographer on. It was a very challenging and beneficial week. I had amazing dancers to try ideas out on and great fellow choreographers to confide, observe and share stories with. I tackled a lot of issues I had about how I make work. What strategies I employ to make something, does dance interest me? Do I want to make dance or is it something else … Do these...
Blog for "I Never Did..."
I have made a blog to share the development and thought processes of working on “I never did…” It is:- www.ineverdidineverdid.blogspot.com if you are interested in the process… take a peek :)
"I Never Did..." has been funded by the arts...
Whilst away in Bussana Vecchia I received great news that my solo has been awarded Arts Council Funding to further the research and development of “I never did…” to culminate in finished tour ready performance. I am very excited by this news. I can’t quite believe it. I started working on the project at the beginning of the week. It feels like it has been a bit of a...
"I never did..." at Barnstaple fringe →
I have a three day run at Barnstaple fringe from the 21st-23rd June! Check out the website for more information. x
"I never did..." at PULSE fringe, Ipswich →
I am going to be performing “I never did…” at PULSE fringe on Sunday 27th May. I am super excited by this prospect! The programme isn’t up yet but keep an eye out on the website as it soon will be!
London with wild things and the Hayward gallery...
So, I have just had such a great sunny weekend in London, divulging in the delights that london has to offer. One of these delights was an intimate,funny and informative piece by Ella Good and Nicky Kent called Wild Thing I love you, performedat the Camden People’s Theatre. It is piece about Bigfoot that takes place for a small audience at a time inside a canvas tent and inventively tells us...
DisGo by Fleur Darkin This a performance I performed in last month at the Arnolfini. It was a really great experience. I was really surprised by how the audience interacted. I definitely got the DisGo buzz afterwards…. I just wanted DisGo more :)! For information on The Darkin Ensemble visit http://darkinensemble.com/ Film by Paul Gilbert for more info visit: www.paulgilbertfilm.co.uk
I Never Did... at Barbican Theatre Plymouth
I am performing “I Never Did…” as part of IN THE FLESH festival on Sunday 4th December. The solo is still in its development stages, but will be the first showing of the work after beginning to collaborate with The Mechanical Animal Corporation. “I Never Did…” is a short dance theatre solo based around two A.A.Milne poems taken from “When We Were Very...
Following the White Rabbit →
This is a link to the project I am working on at the moment.
Bodies In Urban Spaces- Bristol →
I performed in this… very interesting experience!
Cross Collaborations Launch Night video to accompany my performance “Notes to Self”.
I have recently been working with Cross Collaborations, making small performances from letters people have written to themselves 5 years in the future. I have made a one-on-one performance in the office at The Barbican in Plymouth using a computer and telephone and shadow play to create a site specific response. The use of the objects and performance created for an intimate experience for the...
"Who are you?" interactive video installation by...
“Who are you?” is an installation I have been collaborating with Patrycja Cudak on. For this project I choreographed the movement with the actors and dancers. It was a great experience to work with performers to find the desired aesthetic that Patrycja wanted for the installation. The installation is open to public at Knowle West Media Centre at the following times: Thursday 10th...
Lonely Arts Dinner at The Palour
Interval- an artist lead support network for... →
Ausform Platform of Performance →
Ausform is a performance platform that I help to organise and put on. It has been running for over a year and is about to have it’s 8th event at the Bristol Old Vic. It strives to create appreciation, practice and conversation of contemporary performance. Puppetry, dance, film, circus, live art and performance art are amongst some of the genres Ausform houses. DON’T MISS OUT ON THE...
Screen Dance Journal →
This is recently set up. It discusses the wide spectrum of dance for screen. Dance for screen is still yet to be defined and because of this it makes it a very interesting thing to explore. Check it out.
“la la” is a film I recently made as part of D4C, workshop ran by Welsh independent Dance. I wanted to get the essence of a childness in adulthood. Sometimes I feel more like a child now than I ever have.