trust in ideas
In 2014 we set up a residency during which time we would make a body of work that we could reassemble in different configurations at a number of different gigs. We wanted to find new collaborators, challenge ourselves to make lots of new material, and be able to put on a string of unique performances, where no two would be the same.
During the residency, which was based at Kings Weston House in Bristol, we also put on a free performance every lunch time inside and outside the house for local residents, dog walkers, and café users. This was a way to try out new material, find new audiences, and engage with the local community.
12 dancers, 2 architects, 1 engineer, 1 stage designer, 1 writer, 1 film maker, 3 musicians, and a philosopher came to the residency. The process was not highly structured and placed emphasis on individuals taking initiative to develop work.
Much of the material created also fed into Cabaret work which is still ongoing, was used at festivals and Daniel Hay Gordon created a number of videos.
We performed the work from this residency at the venues listed below. Each show consisted of a different selection of short vignettes that had been created, and were stitched together in different configurations depending on the people present in the performance, and the nature of the space.
- Kings Weston House (a full length promenade performance in addition to the daily shows)- Salisbury Arts Centre- Dartington Hall- Barbican Theatre Plymouth- Exeter Ignite Festival- Exeter Northcott Theatre
Playlist from one of the shows