Since hearing the news last week I have been busy contacting the artists with whom I want to work this autumn.
Developing a time line for the project, New Territory, is the fist thing to address and it means pulling together the creative professionals and artists I want to work with with all their already busy schedules. It's an exciting challenge to be faced with!
The opportunity ahead, which is being supported by the Arts Council, will allow me to explore how my process of Transformation can inform the creation of original music in theatre. I will be collaborating with composer Laura Jayne Bowler to develop an aural dimension to my practise. I'll also be exploring my work with actors, a set of birds of prey, composer and director mentor Claire van Kampen, and associate director Will Wollen.
This period of funded time over the autumn will allow me the space to work in new ways with no pressure of creating a show. My hope is to lay the ground work for a new long term collaboration with Laura and also to feed the process back into Hawk, ready for festivals and touring in 2020.