*Tramway 4, one of the two spaces we'll be using during our two week residency*
Day one of Rough Mix was a chance to get to know one another and learn about each other's work. After a morning of introductions and group warm-up work led by Nick, some of the lead artists (Linda, Chris, Bill, Miguel and Kate with more to come tomorrow) shared their work through presentations and workshops. Each discussed what they want to use their time on Rough Mix for, ranging from experimenting with storytelling and darkness, playing and the form of comedy to exploring mimicry and repetition in text and physical gestures. It's been interesting to see connections between dance, sound, text and visual art already emerging which will doubtless lead to some great discoveries and an exciting two weeks ahead.
I'll keep blogging with more photos once we're into workshopping individual ideas from tomorrow afternoon.