This post includes plenty of images for you all to feast your eyes on, and a bit of an explanation about the piece itself.
Dancers: Gordon Raeburn, Kathryn Spence
Choreographers: Kathryn Spence, Gordon Raeburn
With support from Shetland Arts and Jessieman Dance.
The work aimed to explore ways in which to engage and access a variety of audiences, as we are so far touring it to Shetland and the Highlands, audiences that may not always be able to access, or choose to view contemporary dance.
We tried to achieve this through popular music choice as well as live harmonica playing during the performance.
We explored ways in which you could meet somebody and the personal connection of this happening as well as ways in which a relationship may manifest and grow. Aiming for a platonic on-stage relationship to be conceived by the audience we explore themes of togetherness and support, showing this through comedy, contact and the movements/expressions themselves.
I was so nervous to take the dance piece up to my home crowd, many of which have never seen me dance before or any of my choreography. And they were getting both here (both Gordon and I are dancers and choreographers for the piece). But I needn’t have been; the comments and feedback we received afterwards proved it to be a success.
‘A couple of people’ will be travelling to Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival next weekend, performing 5th/6th August through Arts in Motion. This event is sold out however if you are lucky enough to already have a ticket come along and see us in action.