Friday, May 26, 2017


With Back to Back Theatre we made the almost 30th interation of the Democratic set film at Festival Tweetakt, Holland. So many cyclists but only one made it into the 15 second-of-fame box. 20 refugee children, one ballerina, one security guard, one hamster, several clog dancers, a knitting circle, some coloured oil projectors, the Mayor of Utrecht and a Gypsy band all made it into the film. New 'Dem Set' techniques were a newly automated camera track, live iPhone feed, and taking the back off the box exposing the beautifully festooned glasshouse in the middle of the Tweetakt hub. With great help from the Tweetakt crew this took 1 day to set up, 2 days to film and 2 days to edit. The edit on day 2 found a new beginning and several other links which focussed on the complexities of Utrecht's contemporary cultures set against the traditional.
Screened in six different venues in the festival.  What a joy to make a film in 5 days in a city of intelligence and compassion.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

CHAMPIONS - Sydney Festival

A relatively shadowless production made in the gleam of professional sport training choreographed by Martin del Amo, Champions for Sydney Festival 2017 was a physical display of hypnotic, methodical pattern sequencing and the spectatorship of this repetition to the ends of physical exhaustion. Working with twelve of NSW's best independent female dancers, there was a wholistic experimentation with the choreography of sport and its core strategies shared with dance. The video projection displays a mediation and heroicism of the sports star/elite dancer whilst Del Amo's choreography studies, circumvents and implements a permutative and randomising structure which moments later collapses into improvisation. 

Sydney Festival, Carriageworks (Bay 17), 16-21st January 2017