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Monday, November 30, 2015

The very first open rehearsal took place in a location not used again for the remainder of the project. Shoes were removed, and visitors climbed a staircase to enter into a warm, enclosed space that seemed to exist quite apart from the rest of the building. Unsure how I would react to the performers’ nudity, I quickly found myself totally at ease, drawn towards the carpet, compelled to be on the same level as those around me.
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Thursday, November 26, 2015

We sat against a wall in Track 8 of Carriageworks. Naked bodies were amassed in the centre, writhing, slithering. They were already there when we entered. Then they broke apart, Read More

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Temporary Title 2015: The emergence of the human through acts of speech.  Read More

Thursday, November 19, 2015

I was fortunate enough to attend the open rehearsals of Temporary Title, 2015 last Thursday and see the creative process of Xavier Le Roy. There was an instant connection to his work as I was captivated by its sheer visual beauty. The exhibition space was transformed into a moving sculpture of translucent flesh. The performers’ graceful bodies remodeled their size and shape as they travelled their journey solo, in pairs or as a pride. My initial reaction to the work was the same as when I’m entrenched in the natural world, something that is vital for our own internal rhythm as human beings.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

I went alone to the second open rehearsal.

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Monday, November 16, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015

Questions on approach to the rehearsal:

What is the world they have prepared for us? Who are 'we'?  Read More

Monday, November 09, 2015

The audience is barefoot. Already, being shoeless implies entering a private space, a shared zone. Like somebody’s living room.  Read More

Friday, November 06, 2015

I am guided to enter the space without shoes and intuit my coordinates of inertia. My feet find a point quite central to the space and I sit on the floor. I wish to be close to the lions. Read More