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Ailsa Richardson joined Gavin Porter's group
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The Peoples Think Tank

The People’s Think Tank is an interdisciplinary group of problem-solvers; artists, NTW TEAM members, members of the communities of WalesThe Think Tank’s aims are to:give a collective voice for the people of Wales, around issues of democracy and politics, arts and culture;pursue tangible outcomes from the Big Democracy Project;encourage a new collective voice; and tohelp shape the next phase of The Big Democracy Project. They will do this by:working within the Big Democracy Project to listen and…See More
Oct 14, 2015
Ailsa Richardson commented on Heloise Godfrey-Talbot's blog post #WALESLAB Day 1 of the DIY Manual for Falling in Love with Objects
"love the trailer! xx good to hear your sharing is full though sorry I'll miss it! xxx"
May 14, 2015
Ailsa Richardson commented on Justin Teddy Cliffe's blog post An honorary otter spotter.
"special! a rare occurrence. reminds me to do some more wandering aimlessly. look forward to meeting you soon with 1800 hours!"
Mar 21, 2015
Ailsa Richardson is attending Rhian Lewis's event
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{150} at Royal Opera House Stores, Abercwmboi, Aberdare

June 27, 2015 at 7pm to July 11, 2015 at 7pm
National Theatre Wales and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru in association with S4CCreator & Director Marc ReesWales' two national theatre companies - National Theatre Wales and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru - team up for the very first time, with one of the country's leading artists, Marc Rees, and broadcaster S4C to create a visual and storytelling feast. Performed in English, Welsh and Spanish, {150} will bring to life key moments in the story of the 150 Welsh men, women and children who settled in…See More
Mar 21, 2015
Ailsa Richardson commented on Matt Ball's group WalesLab
"great to have lots of stuff gathered in one place and I struggle a bit with the aesthetic of storify/facebook, makes me nostalgic for physical photo albums, books and other-than-digital-artefacts - memories are hard to document, especially the…"
Nov 8, 2014
Ailsa Richardson commented on Simon Coates's blog post Where are we...? Invited thoughts on WalesLab and the future of Artist Development at NTW
"Ditto to the value of opportunities to meet other artists and producers and having the freedom to develop new work without necessarily knowing where its heading ( this has applied more to summercamp than waleslab artists projects for me). I can…"
Sep 8, 2014
Josh alan Trask commented on Ailsa Richardson's blog post blurring edges and touching worlds, a letter to summercampers 14
"Yes, let's x"
Aug 24, 2014
Ailsa Richardson commented on Catrin Clarke's blog post In The Deep End at Dale Fort, July 2014
"thanks Catrin - love the idea of walking up Pen y Fan brainstorming ! xx"
Aug 22, 2014
Ailsa Richardson posted blog posts
Aug 20, 2014
Laura Fay Thomas left a comment for Ailsa Richardson
"Hi Ailsa, How was Summercamp? Welcome to the TEAM group, great to have a new member on board! Keep a look out as we are always posting new opportunities and events! You can also access our Facebook page via the TEAM community page. If you have…"
Aug 8, 2014
Ailsa Richardson posted a blog post

workshop/retreat in west wales: hinterlands 3 - deadline this Sunday!

I am running this workshop for artists, performers, researchers, writers in rural West Wales, exploring the relationships between bodies and environments and facilitating a collaborative context for creating independent works:hinterlands 3creative investigations of bodies and environmentsSeptember 12 - 15th 2014created and led by Ailsa Richardsonpenpynfarch creative retreat centrethe combination of this workshop and the setting of Penpynfarch provides an opportunity to refresh creative…See More
Aug 7, 2014
Ailsa Richardson joined Rhian Lewis's group
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Green Man//Red Woman

14th-17th AugustGreen Man Festival, Glanusk Park, CrickhowellDirected by Gerald TylerIf you go down to the woods today... you're in for one of our Summer Surprises.National Theatre Wales are bringing their signature site-specific performance and storytelling alchemy to this year’s Green Man Festival with a specially created show taking inspiration from the pagan energy that flows through the site - seriously. Look out for signs of real-life magic, late night woodland vigils and fairytale sized…See More
Aug 3, 2014
Ailsa Richardson joined Emma MacNab's group
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Skill Swap

A free National Theatre Wales TEAM event, open to anybodyAn time for people to trade skillsSkills can be anything from your profession, such as photographer, to setting up Excel spreadsheets.The event is designed to help us meet each other’s needs without spending any money. Eg, you translate my programme to Welsh and I’ll mix cocktails at your fundraiser. Everyone knows that money is tight at the moment -…See More
Jul 20, 2014
Ailsa Richardson commented on Simon Coates's blog post Japanese Artists coming to Wales
"always fascinated to hear of links with Japan and Japanese artists - look forward to new meetings and experiences with these companies ..."
Jul 1, 2014
Ailsa Richardson commented on Jack Furness's blog post summercamp video
"made me laugh! and with you (in recognition) not at you. thanks!"
Jun 27, 2014
Ailsa Richardson posted a blog post

dear summer campers

hi summercampers!I just made you a lovely little video in my greenhouse in Mountain Ash but can't upload in the way I hoped so I'm letting that go right now and instead leaving the handwritten questions (posed by Simon) that I pegged up to the roof, a tomato plant and a bucket and spade to continue to percolate over the coming weeks!:who you are and where you are coming from?precious things/people/places you'll leave behind?and your hopes for Summercamp?instead of the video here are some words…See More
Jun 23, 2014

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What I do:
performer, dancer, teacher, researcher
A little more about me:
I have a background as a visual artist and public artist alongside a training in groupwork and community development.
I discovered site specific, multidisciplinary and collaborative performance making in 1995 and have been engaged with this in variety of forms since then, as performer, director and choreographer of my own work and that of others (for example: Ghostnets II, Kneehigh; The Last Supper, Centre for Performance Research; Embrace, an immodest green, De Quincey Company ). Over the years I came to specialise in two performance training and making practices: BodyWeather and the work of Goat Island Performance Group, which inform my teaching (in Universities and workshops) and making. Since 2006 I have been more engaged with teaching, researching and writing and have recently begun to develop some new ideas for performances. I am particularly interested now in the ‘performance as workshop’ and the involvement of the audience as participants in experiences that shift their awareness and perception of their environment and others (a ‘synaesethetic laboratory’ perhaps). Integral questions that inform my work: How do we 'perform' new models of community? How does experimental and sometimes radical and resistant artistic practice contribute to this?
I teach a systemic healing and ecstatic dance practice a called Movement Medicine I'm also a bit of a musician (I have taken this role in a number of performances) and closet DJ.
Location:
Mountain Ash
Projects I’m working on:
A couple of new performance collaborations - very early stages, currently named '7 preparations' and 'the taste of a breaking wave' and returning to material from a couple of old ones 'the still point of a turning world' and 're-member 3'.
A solo performance 'home landing' made in collaboration with film maker Inga Burrows, exploring national identity, belonging and a contemporary folk dance in the kitchen
Developing a series of workshops in Wales and Europe exploring the intersections between bodies and environments entitled 'hinterlands'.
PhD: 'Performing the art of community. Community as the art of performance.'
Personal Website/CV:
http://www.ailsarichardson.com

Ailsa Richardson's Blog

some fragments from a scratch performance of 'five broken cameras, in the language of grasses' devised on summercamp 14

In the second week of NTWSummercamp 2014 I became faced with the question of how to make work in such a beautiful, secluded and peaceful place, whilst keeping a consciousness of the news coming in of heightening conflicts elsewhere in the world. I took the further question of 'how to respond' on a repeated walk through the landscape. From this dialogue with the landscape I devised actions, shot video diaries and wrote texts, and these were pieced together with memories from the film 'five…

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Posted on August 20, 2014 at 16:30

blurring edges and touching worlds, a letter to summercampers 14

I posted this letter on the Summercampers 14 facebook page a while ago but was asked to share it here too, so here it is (and the photo is I think by Josh Alan Trask and video installed at 'the jetty' by Jac Ifan Moore, Jack Furness, Dom Farelli) :

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Posted on August 20, 2014 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

workshop/retreat in west wales: hinterlands 3 - deadline this Sunday!

I am running this workshop for artists, performers, researchers, writers in rural West Wales, exploring the relationships between bodies and environments and facilitating a collaborative context for creating independent works:

hinterlands 3

creative investigations of bodies and environments…

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Posted on August 7, 2014 at 19:26

dear summer campers

hi summercampers!

I just made you a lovely little video in my greenhouse in Mountain Ash but can't upload in the way I hoped so I'm letting that go right now and instead leaving the handwritten questions (posed by Simon) that I pegged up to the roof, a tomato plant and a bucket and spade to continue to percolate over the coming weeks!:

who you are and where you are coming from?

precious things/people/places you'll leave behind?

and…

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Posted on June 23, 2014 at 15:10

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At 16:26 on August 8, 2014, Laura Fay Thomas said…

Hi Ailsa,

How was Summercamp?

Welcome to the TEAM group, great to have a new member on board! Keep a look out as we are always posting new opportunities and events! You can also access our Facebook page via the TEAM community page.

If you have anything you'd like to ask please don't hesitate in contacting myself via community or team@nationaltheatrewales.org

x

At 18:28 on March 16, 2014, Nerea Martinez de Lecea said…
At 16:34 on February 28, 2014, Catherine Dyson said…

Hi Ailsa

It was really nice to meet you yesterday at the sharing in Treorchy. Thanks for your feedback, your thoughts were very thought provoking and helpful.   Catherine

At 20:41 on February 25, 2014, National Theatre Wales said…

Hi Alisa, just picked up your message on my comment wall - I've sent you a friend invite so you can message me directly.  John

At 21:56 on February 17, 2014, Alex Louise Murdoch said…

Hey Ailsa!

Lovely to hear from you.

Hope you're well - was a while back when I saw you in Bristol - are you still there?

Axx

 
 
 

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