Heading back to Phoenix Dance Theatre in Leeds this week for a follow-up session to the Choreographers and Composers Lab in July 2015.
I have been reflecting on my practice and process quite a bit since the Lab and I’m very much looking forward to seeing everyone and sharing thoughts, ideas and reflections.
Is there a mistake around today that’s as big as the idea of the earth being flat? was created during the Phoenix Dance Theatre CCLab. Choroegrapher/composer team Claire Lefèvre and Nichola Scrutton, dancers Andreas Grimaldier, Lisard Tranis, Marie Astrid Mence, percussionist Sean Hamilton, vocalist Nichola Scrutton.
Frequency was created during Phoenix Dance Theatre C/C Lab. Team: choreographer Mbulelo Ndabeni, composer Nichola Scrutton, dancer Vanessa Vince Pang, percussionist Sean Hamilton, vocalist Nichola Scrutton.
Guarida was created during Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Choreographers and Composers Lab 2015. The creative team was choreographer/composer team Sandrine Monin and Nichola Scrutton with dancer Lisard Tranis and musician Hara Alonso.
I am just back now from the Choreographers and Composers Lab with Phoenix Dance Theatre in Leeds. As a collaborative project the Lab was intensive, challenging, and provocative. I feel privileged to have worked with such an open, inspiring and creative group. I am writing up notes and reflecting on the impact the work has had in general and on my practice. I feel very nourished and excited, and I hope/think some new things will emerge from this…more to follow I’m sure…
I am absolutely delighted to be selected for the Choreographers and Composers Lab 2015 – a two-week intensive residency with Phoenix Dance Theatre. The Lab will “focus on the creative process of research and experimentation with an emphasis on composition in music and dance”. The Lab will take place at the dance centre in Leeds. More info about Phoenix Dance Theatre here.