THE HUGGING PROJECT
A site-responsive performance-intervention about human connection, loss and perseverance. Designed to fit diverse locations, indoors and outdoors, from public spaces to private buildings, venues, and stages.
Hold each other, let go, try to keep it up, carry on, carry on, never let go.
Performances: Royal Central School of Speech & Drama 2019-2022, SIBLab (Norway) 2019, Finsbury Park 2013.
Workshops & performance: SIBLab (Norway) 2018.
Research & Development 2013, thanks to: Naomi Cook, Anne-Gaelle Thiriot, Johnny Autin, Richard Bermange, Isabella Efstathiou, Hannah Perryman, Helen Aschauer, Serena Cifuni, Agnieszka Malesa.
A choreographic re-interpretation of Jean Cocteau's modern classic monologue La Voix Humaine (The Human Voice).
In collaboration with actor Pénélope Perdereau and scenographer Simon Donger.
Research & Development phase 1/UK: Newcastle, July 2013.
Research & Development phase 2/France: December 2017.
An ensemble performance by dancers, musicians and instruments, truly all sharing the stage.
Pleasance Theatre, 2010
Roundhouse FREEDM Studio, 2009
The Place, Resolution, 2008
Thanks to Caroline Salem at Clarence Mews.