Dancing the Invisible – Late Work

Dancing the third age – Researching mature dance

Reflection – work in progress

Reflecting on work in progress on Saturday: We had an audience of 35 and mix of ages.  We had allowed ample time for but the pressure to set up etc meant we sketched some parts. So the experience of feeling the structures and narratives of the material itself to emerge in front of an audience […]

Work in Progress at URC

Here are details about this evening’s work in progress – do come if you are in the area. 6.30-8.30pm Saturday 14th April 2012 United Reformed Church Hall, Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7HN Oxford artists Susie Crow of Ballet in Small Spaces and musician composer Malcolm Atkins of Oxford Improvisers and Jennifer Jackson in extracts of […]

Jumping forward a few days

Jumping forward a few days – Susie and I met yesterday to refine material that we will present today at the United Reformed Church Hall – a venue that she has used for informal dance presentation in north Oxford. Our experiment with Malcolm and Andrew on Tuesday with structures for our improvisation informs our plan. […]

Day 3

Day 3:  Jennifer, Susie, Ann Dickie and Malcolm McInnes Malcolm sets us a task to devise a short sequence in response to one of the pieces of fabric he has shown us, for what it evokes from our pasts, for its sensuous and movement qualities and for its potential – where does it suggest we […]

Day 2

Day 2:  Jennifer, Susie, Malcolm Atkins and Andrew Our first improvisation morphed magically out of our individual development of centre work following the barre, practising technical elements and remembered movement phrases, while the musicians Malcolm and Andrew continued exploring the instrumental set-up and getting used to working together. 

ballet pasts …

Day one: Susie and me, Ivy Dance Studio. Re-searching how we live and dance today with the legacy of our ballet pasts, we unearth discomforts and delights. Our range of movement and fitness is limited. The body/mind must carry and manage old injuries and hang-ups.