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Friday, March 12, 2010

Tim Etchells

Just stumbled upon Tim Etchells' "performance diary" for the Guardian. It makes fascinating reading for anyone caught up in the mystery and joy and struggle of creating live performance.

Here are two of my favorites:

1 comment:

  1. I love these pieces by Tim Etchells. He articulates the "stepping off the edge" risk I feel in the first weeks of making a new project. At rehearsal on Thursday (#8 of the Space Project) I felt for the first time that we were starting to figure out the shape of what we are attempting to make (it is still amorphous and unruly, but that is to be expected). So we are fumbling in the dark, but it is so much less dark than last week. I wish sometimes that I took better notes so I could say with a degree of certainty "after 8 rehearsals we will have opened the bag that holds the map and after 12 we will have unfolded the map and after 15 we will have...(etc)" but I know it doesn't work that way. Or maybe it does, and after 25+ years of making ensemble created shows I, like Mr Etchells, will find my own simple, wonder-filled ways of articulation. Something to strive for.