July 19 News
Hello and welcome to our July news! Take a look at what we’ve been up to this very warm and wet month…
At the beginning of July, we did our second Kinetic performance at the incredible Victoria Baths. Kinetic #2 was an experiential event focusing on creating a small intimate experience in this beautiful open structure. It featured a new work, ‘Insulative’, by Bofan Ma and a collective-devised installation. We had a brilliant, heart-warming response from audience members, and were thrilled to be a part of this project. Here are some photos from the event:
At the end of June we were really happy to be featured in a new music blog, set up by Kirsty Main. Audience Blog is a platform where musicians from all over the UK can talk about their experience, ideas and influences for their music. This is to provide a fresh perspective on creative music-making and connecting with all kinds of audiences. We really appreciated being a part of this and it was a great opportunity for us to reflect and check in with our work and ethos. Take a look at our article here!
Also, earlier this year (as you may remember), we worked Eve Harrison (composer), Ruth Jones (choreographer) and other organisations for the R&D project In Between. The project is now moving into it’s second development, and you can see this short film overview of this outcome so far, featuring our very own Gary!
The Feral Project
Bringing this month to a close, we completed our third and final R&D residency with Animikii Theatre for The Feral Project. This time we were based in The Dukes Playhouse in lovely Lancaster. Throughout this week we really felt the development of the project coming together. Building characters with more confidence through a strong fusion of skills and expertise. We can’t wait to continue working on this to bring you the fantastic Kaspar Hauser experience early next year. Have look here at some of our images from this month’s rehearsals, and find more on our gallery page:
Finally, Gary from VC has recently enjoyed some very interesting things and we wanted to share them with you, incase you fancy having a look/listen yourself!
- Paul Thomas Anderson’s short film Anima that features three songs from Thom Yorke’s new album.
- A really fascinating Weird Studies podcast on Paulina Oliveros who is a great source of inspiration to us.
See you next month!
Here is an audio version of this month’s blog: