Lindsey Colbourne's Blog (17)

My Body Welsh – a Rite of Passage?

A little troupe of members from TEAM took up Rachel Rosen’s offer to see My Body Welsh by Tara Robinson and Steffan Donnelly last Thursday at Galeri in Caernarfon. The play is a monologue, exploring ‘the role storytelling plays in constructing national identity’ and it is BRILLIANT (and it’s not just me saying that – see Wales Arts Review for a thorough and eloquent review ).…

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Added by Lindsey Colbourne on January 30, 2017 at 17:50 — No Comments

Day 4 - Digging Down: The Sharing!

18.55. I was chatting to Simon Coates, dweller in the caban in the garden, thinking it was 1800hrs, that I really should go and get changed, wondering why people seemed to be turning up so early ... the danger of a stopped clock. Simon gently pointed out that it was in fact 18.55. I dashed home,…

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Added by Lindsey Colbourne on April 24, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

Digging Down R&D week: Before the Sharing, a reflection on process by Louise Osborn

This morning (23rd April), Louise shared her reflection on our R&D week process. It moved me to tears because perfectly captures all the ups and downs and discoveries and journeys that I wanted to share it with you.

With many, many thanks, Louise, our wise and wonderful…

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Added by Lindsey Colbourne on April 23, 2015 at 18:30 — No Comments

Waleslab R&D: Day 3 (stagger through!)

All our ideas on little notes. Too much, much too, too much.

We knew it, really. But wanted to try. Put it into a structure.

It’s R&D after all (hold that thought)

Typed it up.

Did stagger through. We gave it a good shot, some flowed, some…

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Added by Lindsey Colbourne on April 23, 2015 at 8:21 — 1 Comment

Waleslab R&D week: Day 2

We started in the middens, wandered o gwmpas y mynyddoedd, visited the quarry museum, saved Sam's fingers, toasted at Sam's cafe, composed songs, arranged objects, rearranged objects, re-composed texts, secured keys, ate together (no toasts) and sat together on Chris.'s bed til 3am, writing out elements of…

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Added by Lindsey Colbourne on April 22, 2015 at 8:51 — 1 Comment

Waleslab R&D week: Day 2

We started in the middens, wandered o gwmpas y mynyddoedd, visited the quarry museum, saved Sam's fingers, toasted at Sam's cafe, composed songs, arranged objects, rearranged objects, re-composed texts, secured keys, ate together (no toasts) and sat together on Chris.'s bed til 3am, writing out elements of…

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Added by Lindsey Colbourne on April 22, 2015 at 8:51 — No Comments

Digging Down R&D Week, Day 1

The exploration gets underway with sounds, words, drawing, stories, questions, traces ... recapping, layering, lists, ideas for tomorrow:  a sense of the shape of things emerging, in pieces... The day ends with a list of what we do know, or things that we think we will develop further,…

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Added by Lindsey Colbourne on April 21, 2015 at 0:30 — No Comments

Waleslab R&D week: The evening before

Arriving ...Jony, Chris., Sam .... settling ... eating .... chatting ... planning ... exploring by torchlight, tin can lights ... focusing on the fragment, the objects ...playing ... creating tasks for ourselves .... up til 2am, awake by 7, we have begun!…

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Added by Lindsey Colbourne on April 20, 2015 at 8:06 — No Comments

Spring - clean - electrics

The thing about doing a risk assessment is that it makes you assess... risks. Ours were mostly electrical. So today, we re-did the electrics.…

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Added by Lindsey Colbourne on April 15, 2015 at 21:41 — No Comments

Waleslab R&D: revelations!

Yesterday afternoon, my lovely Waleslab project collaborators, Sam Fox and Chris Dugrenier arrived from the midlands for a pre R&D week visit.

It was our first meeting together. The meeting of minds, interests, skills, ideas, perfect. Complementary. The weather: Not. Mountains shrouded, wind,…

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Added by Lindsey Colbourne on April 2, 2015 at 22:07 — No Comments

Three journeys, three performances

Cardiff, Big Democracy Project at the Oasis Centre (9 – 13 March)

Watching, learning.

Experiencing.

Trying to open up, confront my edges.

I nearly start to sing.

I nearly start to dance.

I nearly cry.

I laugh, and…

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Added by Lindsey Colbourne on March 21, 2015 at 18:00 — 3 Comments

Bringing sound and taste: Sam Fox (Kiln Theatre) and Gert Vos (Oren)

At last I've got my team together for my Waleslab project!  And I think it's looking so exciting, and so international: Sam Fox (from South Wales) is joining Chris. Dugrenier (from France) and I to spend 5 days developing "Digging Down: Fragmented Totalities".  I met Sam last weekend, before going to her her fantastic…

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Added by Lindsey Colbourne on March 8, 2015 at 16:40 — No Comments

Playing with Synecdochic Assemblage

Playing today with different combinations of found objects and fragments, photographs, Craig Yr Undeb Argraffnod...…

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Added by Lindsey Colbourne on February 24, 2015 at 21:42 — No Comments

Theatre/Archaeology by Mike Pearson and Michael Shanks

Kate Lawrence told me about it.

I found it on-line for free, initially.

It was love at first read. I am made sense of, stretched, deepened, connected and energized. I had no idea.

Archaeology / performance / Cymru. 

An exhilarating journey: We lingered in wonderful…

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Added by Lindsey Colbourne on February 22, 2015 at 18:14 — No Comments

Hen Ysgubor / Adref Newydd

“We were very torn” she said

“My grandmother wanted it to be an art studio”.

I wanted to say something

Like

“Mae’r pentre ‘ma yn mynd i farw. Peida, plis.”

But she has a baby

I don’t want to be violent.

Choked

I waited.

“But now I have a…

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Added by Lindsey Colbourne on February 11, 2015 at 16:59 — No Comments

Introducing Chris Dugrenier - beginning the conversation, and ending with a bonfire

I’m absolutely delighted to announce my first collaborator!  Chris. Dugrenier.  (See Chrisdugrenier.com or see her NTW community profile). Chris is an inspirational performance and choreographic artist who has a beautiful way with words and movement and an incredibly present and open way of working…

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Added by Lindsey Colbourne on February 10, 2015 at 20:30 — No Comments

Introducing "Digging Down: Fragmented Totalities"

My Waleslab project, ‘Digging Down: Fragmented Totalities’, is … finally …. emerging! I wanted to capture this moment by starting a blog. A place where I can say a little more about the idea, and perhaps a bit about the process of working on it too.

 

To start at the…

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Added by Lindsey Colbourne on February 6, 2015 at 19:20 — 2 Comments

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