Thursday, February 2, 2012

Three dolls in a hoop...

"Creativity lives in paradox: serious art is born from serious play" 
Julia Cameron 

After months of *hefty* physical training, PaperDolls (myself, Karen and Elaine) have finally  enjoyed some creative time to develop a new piece. Here are some stills taken from rehearsal videos of us exploring our ideas. Playtime is a wonderful tonic for the head and the heart, and the more I play, the more effectively I work. Our new trio hoop act will be debuted at a private cabaret event in Belfast Circus School on the 11th of February and performed as part of 'Picturing the Soul', a multi-disciplinary performance and exhibition, in the Back Loft (Dublin) on the 18th and 19th of February (see previous post). The piece itself is a conscious work in progress which we hope to develop over a longer period of time and through a variety of performance contexts, giving us an opportunity to learn from live situations and repeated presentations - the polar opposite to how PaperDolls have come to produce in our first year of existence with big ideas and short timescales; which of course, has benefits too.

In the spirit of originality and resourcefulness, we have decided to use music by Cixous Ghost, my solo music project, and I am busy working on a new composition especially. I also hope to collaborate with a certain young Irish experimental musician as we develop the content. In the meantime, here's a snippet of the as yet unfinished music:

   Cixous Ghost: sleeping beauty clip by Emily Aoibheann

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