Norwich Arts Centre
May 2015- My son is 5 months old.
I needed to research and journal my experiences of Motherhood. As a way to cope with this new way of being me. Of feeling afloat and that I was surviving. By observing motherhood in this way was a very helpful copying strategy. I could be present but also witness actions, interactions and playful moments between myself, my son and the general public.
I decided to go public as a way to feel heard and somehow supported by sharing my story and struggle so far.
First Site Gallery Colchester
November 2015- My son is 9 months old.
Structured improvisation performance including different dances in different parts of the building.
I wanted to explore my son's way of exploring the world and the physical space around him and see if I could structure a dance around this. I gave myself a set of 'rules'. I selected sections from the stage piece and would perform them depending on where my son chose to go.
The Cut Halesworth
November 2015- My son is 9 months old
As part of Moving Arts East dance event, I performed a new version of the piece involving disco dances in a bag.
A re-working of the original piece but with new sections. I want this piece to evolve as our relationship does. I am always looking at what is happening now, what is relevant.
"First performed in May 2015 at The Norwich Arts Centre as part of The Live Art Club, Norfolk and Norwich Festival; their back! The performance is an ever-changing spontaneous exploration into motherhood featuring a dancing mother and son. Watch as their relationship gets stretched to the limit in this quirky, funny and poignant show"