Whilst I have been keeping the dance faktry wheels turning in Wales, our Associate Choreographer, Gary Lambert, has been working with company dancers Megan and Catrin in London. They’ve been creating a new duet which will première later this month (date to be confirmed next week)
Gary’s been working with the dancers in a very different way, creating work which has a distinct flavour of his time spent in the States last summer.
“It’s a generic response to being in the universe” Gary told me this morning, in what I can only describe to you as a marvellously inspiring phone call: “it’s not choreographed as such, it’s a real response seen through the eyes and emotions of the 2 dancers”
The result is a work that may suggest unique responses and narratives to the audience. Gary will now be filming the dancers thoughts and reactions during the process of the work. It’s been fast and often very intense, emotionally draining sometimes too. Catrin has found it to be like a retrospective glance at her friendship with Megan, they’ve been dancing together for 10 years now since they were teenagers together in Wales.
“It’s a bit like growing up” she says “the duet is very sensitive, and it’s been a great privilege working with Gary in the studio in such an intense way”
You can take a look at the piece here, shot in rehearsal
Being will be first shown in a private sharing later this month and will come to Wales on Thursday May 15th at our home theatre, The Met in Abertillery.
We would love you to join us …