Artistic Director, Yvonne Ng has been choreographic a dance piece in collaboration with 4th year…
I am so happy to be here, my first full day at the festival. There are so many new sights of colours, shapes, new sounds, and smells (although my sinuses aren’t having a good time – due to the humidity, which is also making my hair frizz).
Robert and I had the chance to rehearse; he and Laura finally made it after their crazy flight delay. Outside the window of our studio is a papaya tree….which reminded me of Singapore where we had a few papaya trees in my family home when I was growing up.
Later in the afternoon we went over some of the technical details of Fading Shadows/Returning Echoes. We checked out the stage and the theatre. Things are looking good. Most importantly, I tried out several chairs to see which one would be the best fit. I never thought securing and finding a chair would be more challenging than a small boulder (rock) that we use for Stone Velvet. There are so many factors, the size of the seat – will it fit two adults standing, the shape of the back – can I stand on it, the weight of the chair-will it go flying. It is always a bit of an adventure, in some ways it is half the fun.
On the agenda for tomorrow, teaching an Open Source Forms workshop and a bit of work in the theatre. –Yvonne
p.s.- If my internet connection allows, I will post some photos soon (fingers crossed!)