Diane Thornton, Beth Frieden and I tested out a brand new piece of street performance this weekend in Edinburgh as part of PITCH! - Surge's platform for showcasing new physical theatre work. Fergus designed the wonderful costumes.
We had spent a few days devising and rehearsing, but the real material only starts to emerge when you are in costume, with a real audience. I love working outdoors, becasue the learning curve is so steep - you can see very quickly what doesn't work and what does, and making mistakes and taking risks is an important part of that process. It is liberating, and a lot of fun.
We have work still to do to make it as kick-ass as i think the piece can be, but I feel confident after Saturday that the concept is sound! Onwards to Physical Fest on 28th May!
I am a therapeutic clown and performer. Writing here is part of my wider practice and maybe some of my thoughts will trigger some thoughts of your own and I hope that helps.