Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Inspiration

So, 2014. A new year, a new set of resolutions. One of my resolutions is to use this site a bit more. Not just to blog about my own projects, but to start a collection of 'stuff'. The kind of stuff that inspires me to be better, to try harder, to appreciate what's gone before. This big ol' dance and performance world happens to rather brilliant, so I plan on keeping tabs on it a bit more this year.

So, without further adoo...


http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/fuerzabruta

The best show in the world?

Recently a friend of mine went to see Fuerzabruta at The Roundhouse. After talking to her, and being reminded of how absolutely incredible the show is I thought I would add it to this blog! I saw this show a few years ago now, and it blew my mind. The performers are incredible, the music and energy infectious.

I loved every second and forgot the rest of the world existed until I stepped foot outside the theatre afterward. Even then it took me a while for my feet to touch the ground again. Escapism, entertainment, inspiration, skill and originality, an amazing show. If you get a chance to go and see it, go and see it!!







Monday, 16 September 2013

Don't Trust the Ground



At the beginning of the year I was approached by a group of third year dance students from Falmouth University preparing to make their final debut as students under their company name of Uglybird Dance, asking if I would choreograph their final performance piece. The company were five strong, all females and all strong independent people to collaborate with. It was a pleasure to witness their visions coming alive, their utter determination and drive. Here's a few images to celebrate the piece, and the graduation of all of the dancers...Congratulations!

Don't Trust the Ground  (25 mins)
"You look around and start to expect you might not exist...And so you sit. You sit still. Because your limbs are so heavy. They are full of rain."

Developed from an article extract written by Caitlin Moran in Moranthology (p.223), the piece threads together intimate moments of story telling with fast paced physicality that explores the limitations and boudaries forced by repression and hope. Featuring music by Luisine, Thomas Newman, Chromatics, Clint Mansell and UNKLE. Lighting design by Paul Joines, choreographed by Emily Dobson in collaboration with the dancers.
Dancers: Debbie Mason, Lucy Cracknell, Bebe Harvey, Jess Lobb, Grace Clayton

All images by Steve Tanner © to the respective owners


Tuesday, 9 July 2013

The Venus Flower - Choreography by Cscape and the 100 Company. Written by Anna Maria Murphy. Music by Jim Carey. Performances at Trebah Garden and Cotehele House during July 2013. For details visit…
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SALT 2013 and Dance Republic 2 present: 

Cscape and the 100

Venus Flower and Other Stories

Choreographed by Cscape / Written by Anna Maria Murphy / Music by Jim Carey 




Cotehele House | Sat 13th July | 7.00pm
Cotehele House | Sun 14th July | 6.00pm
£12.00 / £6.00 Conc. (Under 5's Free)
TICKETS FROM CRBO 01726 879500 or book online:http://www.crbo.co.uk/events.php?evGrp=214

Tales of journeys, chillies and home comings, a hundred dancers, exotic blooms and secrets in the foliage. 
Take a glorious garden walk, led by professional dancers and the legendary 100 company made up of performers of all ages from across Cornwall. Expect beautiful, captivating, entrancing, moving and funny. 
For a sneak preview click: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKa5dogbOCk 

SALT 2013 is supported by: Arts Council England, FEAST, Cornwall Council, Ernest Cook Trust, Falmouth University and DR2

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

British Red Cross | Animation

Check out this short, stop motion film 'Red Balloon' by Dogbite film production company for the British Red Cross. The video has been made to recognise the valuable contribution refugees can make to our society. Please share and spread the word.

(you might even recognise a few faces in it...)


To find out more about what the British Red Cross does and to donate visit http://bit.ly/RedCrossRedBalloon


Friday, 7 June 2013

New website launch














The past few months have been a busy time, finishing various projects, choreographing two new pieces including a music video, and also launching the Freefall Summer Intensive. Also, I now have a new website which is up and running, which has further details of the projects and performances I'm involved in. 

If you wanted to take a look, hop on over to www.emilydobson.co.uk to have a peak.

Hope you're enjoying the sunshine!

Freefall Dance Summer Intensive 2013






FREEFALL DANCE SUMMER INTENSIVE | Bookings now open!

Dates: 4TH JULY - 6TH JULY 2013 | Cost: £149 
With visiting artists YAEL FLEXER & HELEN PARLOR
Bursaries are available, please see website for full details

www.freefalldance.co.uk


Join Freefall Dance for three days of intensive training; technical classes and creative choreographic workshops led by nationally acclaimed artists Yael Flexer and Helen Parlor. Aimed at performers, practitioners, independent and emerging dance artists, the classes aim to refresh on-going physical, and creative training in a supported atmosphere.
The intensive takes place at the purpose built studios in the stunningly beautiful Cornish coastal town of Falmouth. Inclusive of the event is a daily networking and business skills session, an informal way to enjoy breakfast, which is provided, and enhance many skills vital to marketing yourself and your work, either individually or as a company. 
Immerse yourself in three days of intensive dance training with two of the most exciting dance practitioners in the UK, invigorate and refresh yourself in the rich culture and breathtakingly beautiful scenery, beaches and cliff top walks on your doorstep.
The event is an artist led initiative developed and produced by Freefall Dance, in partnership with Falmouth University and supported by The Works: Dance and Theatre Cornwall.
TO BOOK VISIT: www.freefalldance.co.uk

Thursday, 1 November 2012

On The Wire Launch




On The Wire 2012 is launched!
We now have a fantastic new website up and running where you can find further information about this unique event happening at The Poly, Falmouth on Friday 30th November and Saturday 1st December.


Tickets are now ON SALE - please see below for further details. You can also contact us or stay in touch via twitter and fb using the links below. Please spread the word and we'll hopefully see you there.

Venue: The Poly, Falmouth
Friday 3oth November and Saturday 1st December
7.30pm start
£7.50/£6.50
Tickets from The Poly: BUY HERE
(e) onthewire@rocketmail.com
(tw) @OTW2012



Tuesday, 9 October 2012

New Horizons

Over the last 8 months I don't think my feet have hardly touched the ground. It's been a really busy time planning, teaching, performing and studying for my PGCHE

There's been some really amazing projects happening, setting up new partnerships with The Cornwall Film Festival for On The Wire (more about that in a while), Freefall Dance held the second summer school which was a great success in partnership with University College Falmouth and The Works, and I've been touring with Cscape's children's show!

After some time to pause for a second and let the dust settle on the sweat and hard work of this last year there's some really exciting projects bubbling away that will be happening over the Autumn. I've listed them below, to remind myself that life in Cornwall is busy, creative and although a long way from the big smoke and cities there are some amazing people, projects, facilities, ambition and drive that I'm privileged to be a part of. 

On The Wire -

Dance and Art Event

The Poly Arts Centre | Falmouth
30th November and 1st December 
(e) onthewire@rocketmail.com
(t) @OTW2012

Tickets now on sale: BOOK

This unique event is a showcase, an eclectic, curated evening of high quality multidisciplinary work including dance, visual art, photography and film. Kicking off with a selection of short dance films in partnership with the Cornwall Film Festival, each evening will then showcase live dance performances from regional and nationally touring dancers and an exhibition of artwork, stills photography and film in the gallery.

At its heart is a passion for creating an inspiring and celebratory evening of professional and emerging artist work, promoting and exposing a cultural feast for audiences of any age and any experience of the arts.

We have a new WEBSITE! Check it out for featured artists information, the people that make the project tick and for up to date info about artists performing and exhibiting work this year.

Freefall Dance - 

Summer schools, new weekly classes and performances

(e) freefalldance@hotmail.co.uk
(t) @freefalldance




This year we ran two summer schools, a three day 'Young Performers' summer school called FUEL, and a four day professional development summer school. We had visiting artists Ben Wright (bgroup), James Finnemore (Hofesh Shechter), Caroline Lofthouse (Yael Flexor) and Annie Lok (Siobhan Davies) delivering technique classes and creative workshops.The 'Business Skills' sessions to support independent practitioners that ran at the start of each day were a big hit. We sold out and had some truly fantastic feedback and are now in the planning stages at the moment for 2013.

Our weekly classes are back up and running in Falmouth. For further details please visit our website which has all of the dates, venues and prices.

We are also choreographing a piece to be performed at The Acorn Theatre, Penzance on Saturday 3rd November as part of a youth and community platform organised by Helen Tiplady (Cscape). There's still places left so if you're interested please contact us via our email address.

Cscape - 

If The Shoe Fits

(e) info@cscape.org.uk 




Written by Anna Maria Murphy, Directed by Simon Harvey (both Kneehigh Theatre) and Designed by John Keys this is a delightfully interactive show for children and adults alike. Join Cscape and jump feet first into a very special kind of shoe shop!

'If the Shoe Fits’ is a 55 minute theatre show created for children aged 3 and above. The show transports children into the magical world of a very special kind of shoe shop, where every box contains it’s own special story. The performers bring the shoes and their stories to life using physical theatre, dance, story-telling and music, creating a delightful visual world that engages children in tales of new shoes, old shoes, shoes with laces and velcro, and even a re-telling of the Emperors new…shoes!

Dates:
Regionally touring throughout November and December
The Hall for Cornwall - Dates coming soon!

Monday, 2 January 2012

Kick Starting 2012

After an amazing 2011, and a lovely relaxing Christmas break the new year kicks off with some exciting projects and performances, which I can't wait to start working on.

This week I'll be working on Cscape's new children's show 'If the Shoe Fits' which is being directed by Simon Harvey (Kneehigh, o-region) and written by Anna-Maria Murphy (Kneehigh, BBC Radio 4). It's a developmental week with a scratch performance at The Acorn Theatre, Penzance on Saturday 6th at 2pm. The show is aimed at children aged 3-7yrs and their families.
For more details including how to get tickets (which are free!) please follow the link:
www.theacornpenzance.com

Freefall Dance Classes start back this Monday, me and Grace are really looking forwards to a new year, a new set of classes and to start moving again after the break. We are running our Monday evening Open Level class as normal, and we have a NEW 'Body Con and Stretch' class on Thursday evenings. We'll also be running a series of Advanced Level workshops in Cornwall and Plymouth this term, which we'll be posting more information about soon.

Please follow this link to our Freefall Dance newsletter with all details of times, dates, venues and prices. You can also sign up to the newsletter to receive regular updates about our work via the link:
www.freefalldancenewsletter.com

'Ways Of Watching' - Winter Dance Symposium - University College Falmouth.
On January 26th we will be performing a scratch performance of 'Effete' as part of the one day event alongside other scratch performances and panel discussions exploring issues around how we watch dance. 'Effete' is a professional work in progress originally created as part of  The Development Project which took place last September. The piece is choreographed by myself in collaboration with dancers Robert Mennear and Grace Sellwood, with original music by Sophy Smith (Motionhouse, Assault Events). Please see the link below for more information and how to book tickets:
http://www.thewintersymposium.org

 Image by Kevin Clifford

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!
Emily x

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Freefall Dance | Open Workshop in Penzance

OPEN DANCE WORKSHOP | Focussing on the body in flight 

VENUE: Humphry Davy School, (Drama Hall) Coombe Road, Penzance TR18 2TG

Sunday 11th December 2011 | 11am - 1.00pm
Adults: 16+ | £8.50 Full | £6.50 Cons

A workshop that moves at a reasonable pace to incorporate all abilities. The workshop will include a warm up, creative work and an opportunity to work in partners on more weight sharing and 'flying' partnering work. Based on techniques including release and flying-low. In other words: jumping, diving, falling, flying and catching combined in high energy sequence and partnering work.
For all abilities: from complete novices to teachers, training dancers and more experienced professionals

Booking Essential | Book by Wednesday November 30th 
Email us to reserve your place! 
(e) freefalldance@hotmail.co.uk

Led by: Emily Dobson and Grace Sellwood
(m) 07522425263
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Freefall dance classes have been running since Autumn 2010, from our base and home in Falmouth. We offer an opportunity for individuals to train and experience high quality contemporary classes and workshops within a group environment, delivered with a professional, but ultimately enjoyable approach.

Off the back of our successful weekly classes Freefall Dance have also started to deliver one off workshops, performances, and in 2011 established our Freefall Summer School in partnership with The Works and University College Falmouth.

If you would like to be added to our database and receive our regular Newsletter with information about our classes, workshops, events and hot off the press developments please contact us:  
 (e) freefalldance@hotmail.co.uk

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Freefall Dance Classes | Autumn Term

Freefall Dance Classes have returned with this terms Open and Advanced level classes running up until Christmas.

The term has already started, but if you haven't been to one of our classes, or haven't been in a while please just come along, we would love to work with you. This year has been a rollercoaster of classes, performances, workshops and our Freefall Summer School in partnership with UCF and The Works.
So come and get involved, meet like minded people, get fit, and join us for a Christmas social drink to celebrate 2011.

Freefall Dance | Open Class | Beginners to advanced
Time: Monday Nights | 6.30pm - 8pm
*** (14th and 21st Novemeber 7.15pm start)
Venue: King Charles Parish Church Hall (Upstairs), New Street, Falmouth. TR11 3HX.
Cost: £6/£4.50 


"A Class that moves at a reasonable pace to incorporate all abilities."

14th November (*** 7.15pm - 8.30pm - Downstairs)
21st November (*** 7.15pm - 8.30pm - Downstairs)
28th November
5th December
12th December (Christmas Drinks afterwards)

Freefall Dance | Advanced Class
Time: Tuesday Nights | 6.30pm - 8pm
Venue: Studio H, The Performance Centre, UCF.
Cost: £6/£4.50

"For professionals, graduates, teachers, training dancers. A fast paced, technical and challenging class."

15th Novemeber
22nd November
29th November
6th December
13th December

Christmas Drinks | 12th December | 8.30pm
The Chainlocker
To celebrate the end of a fantstic year we will be having a social get together in the comfort of The Chainlocker, overlooking Falmouth Harbour. It will be a chance to chat and catch up with other members of the classes and have a well earned mulled wine in celebration of the Christmas break and the New Year. All are welcome.
(e) freefalldance@hotmail.co.uk
(m) 07522425263
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Music Video Cameo | Severed Dreams by Ruarri Joseph

Last weekend saw the 10th Cornwall Film Festival, held at The Lighthouse Cinema, Newquay.
Amongst many of the awards given as part of it's celebration was the 'Made in Kernow' category, which was awarded to filmmaker Ian Bucknole for his music video 'Severed Dreams' with musician Ruarri Joseph.

Please watch the video below, it's absolutely beautiful and has been an internet hit, so please share! It's about childhood dreams and imaginary friends, with stunning music and cinematography. The title track is from Ruarri Joseph's album 'Shoulder to The Wheel', which is out now:

http://ruarrijoseph.ning.com/

Following on from 'Severed Dreams', Ian's latest music video is also below, a cover of Christina Aguilera's 'Genie in a Bottle' by John Smith, the single shot film is brilliant, so please share and enjoy!




Monday, 24 October 2011

Cscape | Global Gardens Film Premiere

GLOBAL GARDENS FILM PREMIERE 
This Friday 28th October at The Poly Arts Centre 
7.30pm | Tickets: £5 | To book:  01872 261770



"With 5 nights of stunning evening performances by Cscape’s team as well as 4 daytime programmes of activity produced by students from 35 schools and a Community Dance Company of 100 dancers.  The week long celebration, that was part of the Cultural Olympiad RELAYS programme, took place in early July 2010 at the stunning site of Trebah Gardens, a wild sub-tropical ravine that magically stretches down a valley to the waters edge of the Helford Estuary" 

It's going to be a stunning and beautiful documentary, I can't wait to see it and reminisce with everyone over a glass of vino...one of my all time favourite projects I was lucky enough to be a part of alongside some amazing dancers, actors, visual artists and musicians.

Children's workshop at 4 pm | Screening 7.30 pm 
The film will be followed by an 'Auction of Promises' fundraiser with an evening of entertainment.
See a fabulous film and support Cornwall's flagship dance company in it's bid to raise funds. 

Please follow the link to see the trailer. Courtesy of Cscape and the fabulous filmmaker Brett Harvey. 
Full documentary film by Brett Harvey and Ian Bucknole. 

Monday, 26 September 2011

Performing 'Breathe' at Watch This Space | Exeter Northcott Theatre

Tomorrow evening, 27th September we will be performing a scratch version of the newly developed duet 'Breathe' performed by Grace Sellwood and myself. We've recently been working on the piece as part of the Development Project, this will be our first performance and even though it's in it's raw and bare bones state, we're really looking forwards to putting it in front of an audience!

With original music by Luke Robinson and film projection by Brett Harvey the piece will be performed alongside other regionally based pieces of work, with an informal Q and A after the show, it would be great if you're in the area to come along and give us some feedback.

We are at the beginning of developing the piece, and really appreciate audiences thoughts and comments. Please see the link below for further information about how to book tickets....


http://www.exeternorthcott.co.uk/page/watch-this-space

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Development Project | Eflyer

As part of a new collaborative venture working with live dance, film, music and photography to develop work for live performance taking place at University College Falmouth over the next few weeks, we would like to invite you to share in and give feedback on the work that we will produce and perform live as part of two scratch nights.

The project, which also includes classes for advanced dancers  is funded by The Arts Council England and supported by University College Falmouth and The Works.

(For further information please see the flyer below)

Dancers: Grace Sellwood, Robert Mennear, Emily Dobson
Filmmaker Brett Harvey
Musicians Luke Robinson and Sophy Smith
Photographer Kevin Clifford
Directed by Emily Dobson








Monday, 8 August 2011

Arts Council England | Confirmation of Funding.

In June I submitted a Grants for the Arts application to the Arts Council to develop a project with a team of dancers, a musician and filmmaker. The 'Artist Leadership and Skills Development Project' is a chance to develop technical skills, a physical language and to develop movement ideas and choreography for potential future work. 

I've just had confirmation that my application has been sucessfull, which is absolutely fantastic news. The application has been supported by The Works Dance and Theatre Cornwall, University College Falmouth, The Barbican Theatre (Plymouth), Abigail Reeve (Stop Gap Dance Company), and Cath James. Also a huge thank you to my mentor Lois Taylor for supporting the application.

The Project will take place at University College Falmouth, at the Performance Centre later on this year. We will be opening morning class up to dancers in the region and also be holding open sharing's of the work being produced.

Please contact me if you want to be kept informed of any of the classes and sharing's 
via email: 



Monday, 18 July 2011

Commission - Moving With The Tide | Fal River Festival

As part of the Falmouth River Festival celebrations, The Works commissioned five artists to create and perform work on June 1st. Myself and co-collaborator, dancer Robert Mennear were awarded one of the commissions which formed part of the 'Moving With The Tide' programme of performances. Our piece 'Hush Hush', was created in collaboration with violinist Amie Willingale and performed at various points throughout the day along the banks of the River Fal.

The duet was also performed at On The Wire - Dance and Art event, and is currently in development to be performed at festivals and platforms in 2011/12. 

Freefall Dance Summer School



Last week Freefall Dance launched a 3 day intensive Summer School combining technical training, creative workshops and marketing and promotional skills delivered as a professional development opportunity for the independent dancer and dance makers.

The intensive was co-produced by The Works, University College Falmouth and Freefall Dance, and supported by Relays. The Summer School was hosted by University College Falmouth at their studios at the Performance Centre, near Falmouth, delivering technical class and creative sessions for advanced and intermediate level dancers:

Leading artists:
Victoria Fox (Jasmin Vardimon, Candoco)
Cai Tomos (Earthfall Physical Theatre)
Kuldip Sing-Barmi (DV8, Candoco)
Rahel Vonmoos (Charles Linehan, Rosemary Butcher)

The three days were a fantastic opportunity to bring together dancers from across Cornwall, The South West and the UK, to take part in and share an opportunity to work with some incredible practicing artists. The Business Skills seminars were an invaluable resource opening up discussions and exchanging information. Delivered by The Works, and Sally Williams (Cscape Dance Company) they offered a realistic approah to applying for funding, working freelance and business development skills for setting up a company.

If you would like any further information about future Freefall dance classes, workshops and intensives, please contact us via our facebook page or freefalldance@hotmail.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/?ref=hp#!/event.php?eid=151538911586588

Monday, 13 June 2011

On The Wire - Dance and Art event

 On Saturday June 11th myself and two other dancers, Grace Sellwood and Robert Mennear curated a live dance and art event at The Poly Arts Centre, Falmouth. It was a truly special evening with all of the performers and artists involved spending time creating and sharing their work. The artist led evening hosted some incredible original work and documentation of projects including 'Five Songs on The Rooftops' (Angela Praed) and 'Global Gardens' (Cscape). It also provided a platform for professional and emerging choreographers to show their live work, as part of the selected short pieces performed as part of the evening.

The evening had 100 audience members, and played host to artists including Cscape, Angela Praed, Belinda Whiting, John Trigg, Steve Tanner, Melanie Young, Kevin Clifford, Mark Jenkin, Brett Harvey, Mark Parry...an incredible collection of inspiring and beautiful work. We couldn't have asked for a better evening, a huge thank you to all that helped make the evening possible.

We hope the event can come back next year, please keep in touch via our facebook page, further information coming soon...


Bouncing Around

Earlier this year I applied for a Dance Card to support training and CPD in Aeriel and Release techniques, and was successful, awarded funds by The Works to support my time researching and developing skills with Wired Aerial at their base on the Docklands in Liverpool and at The Place, home of LCDS in London.

So...I found myself bouncing around on the end of a bungee, especially designed for 'bungee assisted dance' a technique created by Wendy Hesketh and Jamie Ogilvie. It's an incredible experience for anyone, literally being lighter than air, but especially as a dancer spending time training on the floor and on the vertical wall, leaping through the air and now I've got the bug, I'm hooked. It's an incredible feeling as a dancer to have a whole other level of freedom and space to explore physically. The company work on huge outdoor, large scale commissions and performances that travel to various festivals.

Please see their website for further details of their work and training opportunities.
www.wiredaerialtheatre.com

Taking place at The Place, at this years Easter School, the Dance Card supported my training in release based classes, research and a chance to see the latest work being developed at Independent Dance (ID) and take part in Hofesh Shecter workshops with two of the companies dancers.


www.independentdance.co.uk
www.hofesh.co.uk

Friday, 11 March 2011

Project Freefall : On Film

DiSPLACEMEMENT (2009) is officially on tour!
The Dance For Camera short film directed by Brett Harvey and choreographed/performed by myself, was screened during 2010 at the Busho Film Festival, Budapest. Since then it was screened at the Artkino Film Festival in Moscow, and is now currently on tour with the festival to cities across Russia.

Previous screenings include:
Cornwall Film Festival
'Dance Bytes' Festival (Falmouth)
The Big Screen (Plymouth City Centre)
In the Flesh (Barbican Theatre, Plymouth)
'Merge' Dance and Film Festival (Exeter)

We will be creating a new dance for camera short 'Breathe' for The Cornwall Film Festival's 'Big Pitcher' event 2011. With original music by Plymouth based artist, Luke Robbinson, filmed and edited by Brett Harvey, choreographed by myself and performed by Grace Sellwood (GEKco Dance Company) and Emily Dobson. Filming will start on a cliff top/beach/town somewhere in Cornwall very soon...

Total Theatre Project - Belfast.

I've just got back from Belfast, working on a two week project with three companies, 10 performers, three shows and a whole heap of intensive workshops, which culminated in a sharing of ideas and work at The Grand Oprah House in Belfast City Centre.

The Total Theatre Project is a new venture. Please follow the link for more information about the project: www.tinderbox.org.uk/2011/02/15/total-theatre-ensemble 

I was working as one of the performers in the ensemble, a cast, based in Ireland of dancers, actors and musicians with various cross disciplinary skills. The three companies leading the project; Tinderbox Theatre Company, Assault Events and Theatre Abandon are all based in Belfast and Derry, Northern Ireland. The companies all produce either dance or theatre based performance work,  and  with the ensemble of performers spent two weeks experimenting through various workshops, with a team of writers and designers to create scripted scenes, physical sequences, devised and improvised character and text based work. Images and video footage of some of the final work produced during the project will be posted soon, so watch this space!...

Tinderbox Theatre Company - www.tinderbox.org.uk
Assault Events Dance Company - www.assaultevents.co.uk

Friday, 14 January 2011

Collaborative Ventures - Music.Film.Dance.Art.

In 2009 musicians Dom Lawton (Kneehigh, Dom Coyote Music), Emily Barker, (Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo),  filmmaker Brett Harvey (O-region) and myself started working on the collaborative venture "Vena Portae". After a three-week residency as part of  Kneehigh Theatres ‘Asylum’ programme at Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) Emily Barker and Dom Lawton created Vena Portae,  a collaborative project with artists from several other disciplines. As part of the research for the project Dom and Emily travelled to Cornwall where along with Brett Harvey and myself, explored cross disciplinary ideas at various sites in Cornwall (Geevor Mines, The Eden Project and the China Clay Pits), with a view to creating potential future performances.

This research period is documented in a wordpress site written by Emily and Dom, including photos (Emily Dobson) and a short film (Brett Harvey). Please follow the link below to visit the Vena Portae's wordpress site.

http://venaportae.wordpress.com/about-vena-portae/

Dom and Emily are also currently touring and performing across the UK, at various venues, visit their sites below take a peak and a listen at their work if you haven't already...

Dom Lawton:
http://www.myspace.com/domcoyote
Emily Barker:
http://www.myspace.com/emilybarker