fractalpic1And so, with less than a week to go, I am turning my thoughts back to my research in readiness for my new work Fractal.

Next week sees the eagerly awaited period which sees the dancers return back to the studio, when I will be working with them to create Fractal.

To a mathematician a fractal is exceptionally difficult to define, and indeed there are differing theories ranging from geometrical patterns to processes in time.  However I will be looking at the part of a fractal that deals with self similarity.  For example how a piece of broccoli can be very similar to the whole thing; the tiny intricate detail that is involved.

With this detail and intricacy considered I will be setting the material to the divinely complex English Suite no 3 by JS Bach.  Have a listen to one of the tracks here ~

I’m sitting in my kitchen looking out at the wonderful autumn colour and seeing the wonder of nature all around, inspiration at its most modest time.  Having just made the first of my Christmas goodies, some lovely Elderberry Gin, time to start thinking of the earth going to sleep, but our plans and ideas coming to full fruition.
We’ll be blogging our time in the studio, please join us on our journey …

sue lewis

Back in the valleys…

We’ve just come to the end of week one back in Abertillery starting work on new piece Missing Pages. For me, it’s been my first experience working with Sue Lewis in choreography mode as opposed to director of the company in rehearsals and on tour (or as floor barre teacher if we go as far back as the Winter Dance Faktry Festival last year!)

It’s also the first time I’ve met Adam who bounded into the studio on Monday morning and is certainly a very exuberant addition to the team. My new interesting fact for the week has also come from Adam who, whilst I was eating my post-class morning banana, told me that the more ripe/ black a banana is, the higher its glycaemic index…so just thought I’d share!

Within the work itself, we are working as 2 duets with Meg and Adam paired together and Mike with myself. While Mike and I had a snippet of a duet in the cause and effect section of Synapsequence, this is the first time that we are working as a sustained partnership.

So I may be back in the valleys but it’s definitely a fresh new start for the Inspired season ahead!

Effie 🙂