So, as we set off on another creative journey, I’m delighted to welcome Tess Letham to our beloved home studio at The Beaufort Theatre & Café Bar
Tess trained first at the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance, then went on to Northern Contemporary Dance securing a prized Post Graduate apprenticeship with Motion House.
Her creations focus on human experiences – constructing both obscure and deeply authentic environments, inviting the audience fully into an intriguing theatrical world.
Having spent extensive time studying the methods of Flying Low and Passing Through created by David Zambrano, Tess is an ambassador for sharing this work across the UK and further afield.
We start our creative period on Monday January 30th with Tess and our company dancers Catrin, Georgina and Louis
Louis has joined us for his first season as a professional dancer with FFIN DANCE having previously danced with us as a child and then a youth in our community classes and more latterly as a valued member of our teaching team.
The process for the new creation will unite a specific movement practice together with narratives developed through improvisational exercises that explore physical storytelling.
The narratives within the work will be created from solo, partner and group exercises and tools which focus on the physicality of clarity and memory, character and states, transformation and instant adaption, presence, breaking habitual performance tendencies, and encouragement to explore alternative/atypical dynamics and interactions.
The work will explore characterisation, blending physical theatre, dance and storytelling to create a landscape of imagination and surprise.
The company dancers will be working alongside Tess to create the new piece which will be premièred on April 15th 2023 (please see here for tickets)
We then tour the work which will be accompanied by a full community workshop package for schools and groups. Please contact Catrin firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.