Here we go then. As of this week, there is enough Festival mayhem on the horizon to put anyone’s blood pressure through the roof and have an escape plan hatched for August. I’m not there quite just yet thankfully. Instead I still have some work to show off from festivals been.
The engaging Imaginate Festival, which ran last month, boasted a raft of theatre and performance aimed at children, but largely enjoyed by grown-ups as ever. I was asked by Curious Seed to work on Chalk About, an interactive dance performance that shed layers on issues of identity and growing up (and pizza). Me, Chris and Leandro worked on a poster together early in the year with only chalk and cloth at our disposal. Proper Arts & Crafts!
I joined them again months later after the show had taken shape and toured Europe to shoot the production in Edinburgh. It always amazes me how organic shows are. Like other art forms, they are never finished. Especially so when your raw materials are chalk and children, it is always nice to be part of something unrepeatable.