Following my SAC funded research programme on costumes in New Zealand in autumn 2010, I long to create a show where sculptural costumes are the initial investigation of the performance.
Consistently questioning what is socially acceptable, the piece deals with the themes of Growth, Transformation, Beauty and Disfigurement. The uniqueness of the piece arises from the indivisibility of performer, sculptural costume and movement challenging the distortion of the body and its place in socially. The weird and wonderful world created on stage is to be supported by an original soundtrack.
In order to develop my professional skills as a director, I have the chance to be guided by Scottish physical theatre pioneers and directors Al Seed and Alex Rigg to act as visiting directors and mentors to my role as the director. Their invaluable input is a beneficial opportunity for me to learn the rudimentary skills while leaving me in taking all the management and creative decisions in creating new and innovative work.
I have also been accepted on the introduction to Directing course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland the 26th and 27th May 2012. During this intensive course, I will learn the principles key of directing, directing styles and methodologies as well as other crucial basic skills to develop my skills in directing for theatre.
Mazz Marsden: solo performer
Brian Hartley: choreographer
Alberto Santos: lighting designer
Guy Veale: sound designer
Here is the costume that inspired it all…
Photos by RED RETINA