The sun has finally come out and there's daffodils in the window box! So far February has been a very busy month...
It started off with a Residency at the Dance House in Dublin, working on the extended version of This woman I met for the upcoming performance in London in March. The piece was originally created in summer 2009 and I can't believe it's still evolving. The last time I performed the work, was in the Dublin Dance Festival last year. I was recently delighted to find out my new work, TEN, has been chosen for this year's line-up, as part of Re-Presenting Ireland alongside Emma Martin's Listowel Syndrome which I also performed in at the Fringe Festival in September.
With all these projects in the mix, I was lucky to have photographer Luca Truffarelli come to do a photoshoot with me. He's an amazing photographer and I think some of the images really captured the piece beautifully.
This week we started rehearsals on Liz Roche's new piece Fast Portraits with Rex Levitates Dance Company. Its great to be back in the studio with the wonderfully funny Philip Connaughton and the lovely Norwegian addition to the company Geir Hytten, so rehearsals have been intense but fun, with plenty of giggling on my part in between. The new work will form part of a triple bill of pieces by Liz, which will premiere in June with a week-long run at the Project Arts Centre in Dublin.
Next week, I'll be traveling to Sligo for the first open audition for my new choreography for the Bealtaine Festival which open in May. We're looking for people of all ages and abilities based in the Sligo area who would like to join a professional cast for a new dance theatre production. Contact me for more information!
Finally, this Monday, The National Campaign for the Arts/Theatre Forum have organised an opportunity for the arts community to meet with representatives of running political parties at the Project Arts Centre at 10.45am. With elections looming, its so important to make sure that our voices in the Arts community are heard. I hope we can get as many people along as possible, so if you're in Dublin on Monday, please do come along!