Greetings! Somehow this project is already at Week 5! I'm surprised, but also encouraged at the steady rate of development of the work. Yesterday I had a rehearsal alone at the Ottawa Dance Directive to further develop the movement. It gave me some time to review existing material (big phrase, gesture phrase) play with some footwork… Continue reading Rehearsal week 5 – further developments
I'm writing this with immense joy and gratitude in my heart! If you've been keeping up with this blog, you'll know that I have been working away at this solo alone, and while I have enjoyed and learned a lot from this process thus far, I'm at a point where I need some external eyes.… Continue reading Introducing: Artistic Advisor Team!
I have to start this post by saying that I love my Mum. So, so much. Not only is she an incredible physiologist and scientist who writes guidelines for ethical and humane treatment of animals in Canada, she's also a published poet who has a sensitive and unique artistic voice. Her book of… Continue reading Gillie + Millie: Text Workshop Weekend
The past few weeks have been hectic in other areas of my life and career, which forced me into a wee break from this solo work. As you can see in my previous post, I was 'swimming' & 'drowning' in the deeply meaningful nature of this work. It was a bit of 'n'importe quoi', as… Continue reading Rehearsal week 4 – gesture phrase
Dear followers and friends! I am over-the-moon-excited to announce that 'UKnadian' will be presented in TACTICS - Theatre Arts Collective: The Independent Series 2017 season as a work-in-progress showing at Arts Court Theatre. SHOWS: Tuesday, May 2nd at 6:30-7:30pm + Friday, May 5th, 6:30-7:30pm A big thank you to the folks behind TACTICS,… Continue reading SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT!
SO the past two weeks of rehearsal I was honestly swimming in a pool of history, movement, and what seemed like too many ideas, and too much to say. I feel bathed and soaked in my female ancestors, but also drowning in information. It has been time to reflect, to keep moving, and to sit… Continue reading Rehearsal week 2 + 3 – keep it moving
Two rehearsals done already, and it feels very... odd. I braid my hair to start to both set the tone and theme - 3 generations, woven. This ritual is also to give me something to do, to settle my mind and connect to myself before moving. For… Continue reading Rehearsal week 1 – introduction