Our research and development period of 2013 is over, the work is done, and it is now time for the Thank yous!
A massive thank you to Joanne Pirrie, Laura Murphy and Composer Irene Buckley, who have all be nothing short of fantastic in their contribution of energy, thoughts, professionalism, spirit, positivity, and good auld fashioned hard work. It has been a pleasure ladies, and I look forward to seeing these creations finished and performed in 2014.
Many thanks and gratitude to our partners who supported this venture! Thank you to Creative Scotland for their kind support in financing this project. To Dance Ireland, The Firkin Crane Crane,Cork's Dancer in Residence at Firkin Crane, Dance House Glasgow who hosted us...
... and of course, thank you to everyone who came and contributed to the creative process, be it through sending thoughts, taking class with us, housing us, attending our showings and of course, for offering valuable feedback.
Go raibh míle maith agaibh
The swamp of applications leads me to wonder whether or not the coming months will be full of productive busy bees, or will it be yet more of the everlasting negotiations that we all know so well.
However, for the time being, watch out for spaces in Malta, Cork, Dublin, Glasgow, and of course, Edinburgh.
We'll be seeing more of the lovely Joanne Pirrie, as she embodies even more of my new movement language, as we carry on in the studio. No doubt joined by other max.IMEALLdancers. The wealth of talent knows no boundaries.
We are also now working off the back of a successes stint at Dublin Dance Festival, where good crowds and good feed back have spurred us on to make more work. As always, hoping to get back to the big smoke (aka Dublin) once again.
Keep an ear out, and come see us at Here There Everywhere in July, where we'll be giving a glimpse of what we are up to just now!
It's that grey matter in the middle, neither black nor white, where you just have to wait.. And we all know that waiting is tedious... I've done a million applications, done the meetings, done the edits, done the budgets... and now I wait. How is my year gonna pan out?
Planning never seems to get easier, nor does it provide any light at the end of the tunnel. Just seems to be that emergency lighting strip that the cabin crew oint out during the demo - 'in case of a yes and dull illumination, please follow the lighting strip...' No, I'm not complaining.. or am I? Limbo is a place most of us know well, and where most of us have been... So, we are all waiting. Waiting for the yes so I can get things and people booked so I can get on with gigs and projects. And then ultimately - start another application, so that I can plan the next chunk. Pencil in dates and events, erase them, or hopefully underline them with a joyful exclamation mark, God I love those.
Plan Plan Plan.. and then Plan some more... And connecting the dots, so that one yes leads to another and so on so forth. So let me remain the eternal optimist, and let me spread some optimism to you today, and hope that your applications are also going well, and that a yes is also coming your way...
My wish list - yes to Dublin, yes to Cork, yes to New Work, yes to 'those which cannot be named yet', and of course, yes to Tour....
Please and thank you Universe!!!