We’ll Meet in Moscow

I’m working with SW playwright Natalie McGrath on R&D for a new project inspired by the banning of Gay Pride in Russia for 100 years. We’re working with Sophia Clist, a sculptor/designer who I’ve also been collaborating with for Life Forces. Natalie’s desire to write a love story spanning 100 years has permeated my thinking and through our conversations around love and the serious dangerous obstacles to same sex relationships globally my awareness has heightened in how for some, it really is a matter of life and death.

In March we worked with two actors, Zelda Tinska and Joey Haldon where through a range of physical tasks and explorations I wanted to see how we could evoke the beginnings of a love story between them. How it might be possible to believe in their intimacy, their strong connection and the different sides of their love.

The culmination of this R&D takes place in June as part of Exeter’s Ignite Festival.

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DSC_0336Some of the inspirations have stayed with me…

Falling in love has a very good reputation but I have seen kind and noble people behave very badly because they are in love.       Javier Maris

To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.       Lorca

i want everything to last

at the sky’s edge

at the lowest temperature imaginable

in my lowest moments 

to last

Natalie McGrath

Torment – a state of paralysis.

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