Only a week since the final project hand in for my MA and barely space to count the new and shiny letters after my name I'm already excited about two new shows external to Central.
Although I have loved CSSD, it feels quite nice to be making work that won't be graded. Well not in the conventional sense at any rate.
Project one is called The Loris.
The brilliant Mervyn Millar is writing and directing.
I am dramaturging.
(Well I would be if it weren't a made up word)
It's a beautiful immersive piece that follows an academic and her research and relationship into light. Takes place underneath (yes UNDERNEATH) Senate House Library and UCL.
Created as part of The Bloomsbury Festival, dates 23rd, 24th, 25th October.
Project two is called The End
Its a new opera written by Jonathan Woolgar and performed by Heloise ------. This single performer provides all of the accompaniment for the piece too, creating sound worlds verbally and musically. This moving piece is about grief and universally accessible. We are interested in combining contemporary opera with movement and gesture to convey this story.
There's an initial sharing of this piece on November 4th, and then you can see the full piece later next year in February.
That's all very exciting - but what are Indomitable up to - you ask?
Well - IP have a few things up their sleeve which we will reveal shortly. In the mean time however, I'm happy to share that we're creating a new work, with more collaborators than ever before and certainly making the most of our time being mentored by Tangled Feet. I'd really love to thank them at this point for the incredible opportunity - sometimes you need someone else to acknowledge your hard work before you're able to, and one day, we hope to offer an emerging company somewhere near the value they've given us.
Indomitable's heading into an R&D period for a show about memory, love and loss - and we're not spoiling anything by saying there may well be a puppet!