Sunday, August 30, 2009

Work in Progress

Later on Saturday night John Greenwood and Mark Carberry presented two collaborative performances in sound and movement. The pieces are part of an ongoing project; what we saw was a surreal and atmospheric work in progress. Both artists spoke about the process of collaboration in general and also specifically in relation to the work they presented. (More preambulations to come on this event from Paul Tarpey...)
The theme of collaboration continued into Sunday night when Myles Breen and Ciarda Tobin deliberated on their experience of writing their own plays based, in part, on personal experience. Collaboration in theatre practice emerged as a strong element in the process, as well as letting go of preconceived ideas, allowing characters to develop and change, being adaptable and so on. Ciarda described her experience of writing ‘The Fishermans Son’ staged earlier this summer in the Belltable Arts Centre and Myles talked about and read scenes from his current project 'Language Unbecoming a Lady', to be staged at the same venue on Sept 11th.

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