During the development week at Rich Mix I was very excited to have the space to experiment with new ideas and also to gain advice on how to progress and challenge myself further. At first I was eager to go through the piece that I had previously performed in Lancaster and it was very useful to discuss audience feedback from the night. I was very grateful to gain Louise as my mentor and have had such a fun week creating dream worlds of shrimp eyes under sheets of plastic and taking basil for a walk.
Rich mix development week
Manuka honey peel off is particularly effective to gain that ultimate skin peeling off look.
The shrimp is looking a little ‘tired and worn’
Is there any soy sauce around here?
I’ll get a parachute by the end of the week
Focus on each action
Dance with the shrimp, slowly
The room is already strangely familiar, wheeling around Basil for some exercise
An oak tree
Something contained in something else
Maybe there is a small world within an ice cube
A space where it is easy to engage in conversation with complete strangers.
Derive around Shoreditch keeping a look out for traditional décor, signs and objects-
No dogs allowed
Heads of animals
Pub visit tomorrow with Basil and Louise.
The shrimp will get better at lip syncing
Long pink and yellow straws
a variety of antioxidant fruits
Step into The Golden Heart pub
Wheel in Basil.
A group of bankers are at the bar, order a drink.
One glances to the Basil, smiles and laughs nervously
My face is tight; the skin peels at the edges around my mouth and neck
They laugh then look sympathetically into my eyes
The barmaid is over the top smiling and being nice,
Someone strokes the basil and then says thank you
‘Your dog has fallen over…’
In the DIY shop, all the men are either bald or have long hair tied in ponytails. There is an array of polythene dust sheets and its best to go for the cheapest option. The pony-tailed assistant places the plastic wrapped in plastic into a plastic bag, the materials needed to create a world.
Which is better pregnant or hunchback?
Thread a needle
Poke through with a cocktail stick
Eyes look much better on pink ribbons