Well, someone had the idea I should be telling the world what I'm up to, so here we are - my first ever blog posting.
January had an exciting start in New York, where we were performing Secondary Sources as part of APAP and Imagine Ireland at the Baryshnikov Arts Centre. It was my second time performing there and I guess I was a little less overwhelmed than last time, managing to take it all in my stride... well, somewhat. The world was a slightly quieter place for a while as I lost my voice and the whole company ignored the fact that I was quietly dying of some strep/flu related illness. As always, the show must go on and rather than miserably convalescing in our lovely 6th Ave hotel, I silently embraced the city and all its promise. A photoshoot with Gabriel Byrne at the Lincoln Centre, and canapes and cocktails at the Consul General's penthouse apartment overlooking the city were probably highlights, as well as snowy Central Park, dinner parties with friends, and a gig by Soft Landing in the East Village, http://www.myspace.com/soft.landing.
The landing back in Dublin was anything but soft and reality hit hard once again. Back to hard work trying to organise the upcoming tour of This woman I met at the Southbank Centre in London in March, as well as the two new works I'll be creating through my residency at the Hawks Well Theatre in Sligo. So far this week has been a mixture of sourcing props, costumes, funding and musicians... A busy February ahead, with both my residency at DanceHouse in Dublin starting in a few days, and work on Rex Levitates new piece Fast Portraits starting soon after... But sure in times like these, you wouldn't complain about being busy!