Archive for the ‘Rehearsal’ Category

Gwyn Emberton Dance. My People

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

26 March 2015

Gwyn Emberton Dance. My People

I have been drawing Gwyn Emberton Dance during rehearsals for My People, at Greenwich Dance. This dark turbulent dance takes it’s name and inspiration from Caradoc Evans‘ collection of controversial short stories written in 1915. The six dancers, Gwyn Emberton, Federica Esposito, Albert Garcia, Anais Michelin, Ryan O’Neill and Rachele Rapisardi transport the audience through strong flowing movement to the turbulent village life of Manteg.

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Choreography Gwyn Emberton, music composed by Benjamin Talbot and Tic Ashfield. Lighting design, Aideen Malone and costumes by Neil Davies.

Performances: Alra Theatre London 7th, 8th April.

Taliesin, Abertawe / Swansea 10 April

Theatr y Fwrdeistref Y Fenni / Borough Theatre, Abergavenny 29 April

Glan yr Afon / The Riverfront, Casnewydd / Newport 30 April

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Candoco. The Show Must Go On

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

11 March 2015

Jérôme Bel’s The Show Must Go On

Candoco Dance Company will perform Jérôme Bel‘s award winning The Show Must Go On premiering at Sadler’s Wells, 20 & 21 March. 20 performers, 19 pop songs and 1 DJ. This week I was very pleased to be in Greenwich Dance drawing rehearsals.

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Following Sadler’s Wells The Show Must Go On will tour to Nottingham and Glasgow

Who Killed Bambi? & Metropolis

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

5 March 2015

Renaud Wiser Company. Who Killed Bambi? & Metropolis

I’ve been privileged to draw at some rehearsals of Renaud Wiser‘s extraordinary dance Who Killed Bambi? The London premier will be at Greenwich Dance tomorrow evening. A few of my scribbles will be on show in the pop-up bar.

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bambi programme 4_edited-1 Performance 6th March 8.00pm at Greenwich Dance. Book tickets from Greenwich Dance

Etching – Edward Scissorhands Rehearsals

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

18 February 2015

Etching from Edward Scissorhands rehearsal drawings

I was privileged to have been at 3 Mills Studios to draw during rehearsals of New Adventures, Edward Scissorhands this 2 plate sugar-lift etching is based on one of the drawings of Edward (minus the scissors)

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Between One Breath and the Next

Edward Scissorhands is now touring

Who Killed Bambi?

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

January 14 2015

Who Killed Bambi? Renaud Wiser Dance Company

First day drawing Renaud Wiser Dance Company, Who Killed Bambi? at Greenwich Dance. London premiere will be at Greenwich Dance March 6th, don’t miss this show, it will be a fabulous evening

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New Adventure’s Edward Scissorhands on Tour

Friday, November 7th, 2014

7 November 2014

New Adventure‘s production of Edward Scissorhands choreographed by Matthew Bourne opens 10 November at Theatre Royal, Plymouth running until 15 November, then touring and coming to Sadler’s Wells, London 2 December 2014 – 11 January 2015 with orchestra led by violinist Gina McCormack

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Edward Scissorhands Rehearsal

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

30 October 2014

Edward Scissorhands Rehearsal

Yesterday I spent a wonderful day drawing the cast of New Adventures, rehearsing Edward Scissorhands at Three Mills Studios. The day began with the company class, I was delighted to see my friend and talented musician Ronan Kozokaro was the accompanist for the class, we have collaborated on several projects in the past.

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On Monday I will start working on new zinc etching plates in response to the drawings I have done of the day.

Etching. One Fine Day

Monday, October 27th, 2014

27 October 2014

Etching. One Fine Day

A new plate using chine colle, edition of 50

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This will be  in the Greenwich Printmakers next exhibition, opening 11th November – Sunday 4th January.

As well as in my Open Studio 15 – 16th November

Studio 17, Unit 0, Second Floor Studios & Arts, Harrington Way, London SE18 5NR

Yorke Dance Project given 5 stars!

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

10 March 2014

Read a great review given by Luke Jennings in The Observer plus 5 stars given to Yorke Dance Project’s triple bill, I designed and painted the backdrops for Charlotte Edmonds  No Strings Attached, the first dance of the evening. I worked from drawings I had made during the rehearsals last summer.

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Backdrops for Yorke Dance Project

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

5 March 2014

Yorke Dance Project perform Figure Ground at the Lilian Baylis, Sadler’s Wells

A week ago at the Lilian Baylis, Yorke Dance Project performed a wonderful preview performance of their touring programme: Figure Ground, an evening of 3 dances from the company. I was commissioned to create the set for the first work of the evening: No Strings Attached, choreographed by Charlotte Edmonds. I spent 3 weeks drawing during the rehearsals in the summer of 2013. Working from the drawings I painted 3 backdrop panels using acrylics each measuring 4m x 2m. I  negotiated 6 days in the high ceilinged No Format Gallery near my studio, to paint the canvas so had to have them complete in this time-frame.

It was great to paint on such a large scale – a first for me! In 2012 I created figurative wire sculpture to be on stage with Yolande Yorke-Edgell  in Noted.

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No Strings Attached, choreographed by Charlotte Edmonds, for which I painted the 3 backdrops

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