Another beautiful blue sky day and the fine old oak trees look particularly wonderful from under the rig.
There’s always a moment in these performance-based residencies when we have to stop introducing new material and techniques and focus on remembering the choreography and its running order. This repetition is often accompanied by a mixture of boredom and anxiety amongst participants, but we do trust that it will come right tomorrow.
There have been a couple of ‘bored boys’ hanging around all week, unable to commit to the workshops but so eager to be involved and to ‘help’. These ten-year-olds have become our regular visitors at the rig and are managing to pick up some aerial skills and fun in the lunch breaks and 3pm ‘have a go’ slots. We were also joined at these today by some very competent aspiring artists.
Milton and the ‘bored boys’ appreciating the skills of Benedict.