Whilst we’re really looking forward to the tour, I’m a little sad to be leaving Riverfront. Their Discover Dance week that is now looking like an annual fixture is such a great gift to the artists and companies that Nic Young and the team at Riverfront support. The whole building was being used by four very different companies, which made it feel very alive, creative and busy.
The last show at Riverfront was much, much better as far as sound and LX cues are concerned. I’m cueing them in the tech box, as I should be, and they’re still a work in progress on what I feel is a very nicely developing show.
I’ll post the only show picture I have at the moment. I hope to get some better quality images of the show early next week, & will duly send them to you all. This was taken by me at the back of the auditorium on my mobile phone, which promptly went off in the middle of the show. Well done James.
Before I go, I have to say how fantastic Nic Young and Deborah Keyser have been as co-producers. New work by an unknown company like this would not get created, let alone tour venues across Wales who have never programmed this style of performance, without help from organisations and professional arts developers such as Riverfront & Creu Cymru. Their generosity and nurturing approach has I hope, gone a long way to developing a new strand of the circus-theatre art form in the UK - a good looking, exciting, highly-skilled show that can tour small venues at a relatively low cost.
There are huge challenges ahead of us but, the company have made such a bond, I think we are ready for the next phase.
I like to think of myself as an optimist with a reality chaser. I know the glass is half full. I just want to know who the hell’s been drinking out of it, and do I have to pay full price? And in case any of you are wondering, I did steal that.
More news, once we’re on the road.