The first Rough Mix ran in December 2006 at Dance Base, Scotland's National Centre for Dance in Edinburgh> it was curated by Nicholas Bone and the core artists were:
- Nicholas Bone – Director
- Clare Duffy – Playwright
- David Fennessy – Composer
- Ronan O'Donnell – Playwright
- Sans façon (Tristan Surtees & Charles Blanc) - Visual Artists
- Marisa Zanotti - Choreographer & Filmmaker
the emerging artists were:
- Deb Jones - playwright
- Rosalind Masson - choreographer
and the performers were:
- Ewan Donald
- Pauline Lockhart
- Nico Major
- Kirstin Murray
- Keith Macpherson.
The projects developed were:
- Walden (Nicholas Bone) – an exploration of approaches to dramatising Thoreau’s book about the two years he spent living in the woods. Walden was developed into a full production which was first produced in 2008 and then toured in 2009.
- You Had To Be There (Clare Duffy) – used the local area (Grassmarket) as a starting point for the development of a series of vignettes in different styles. The project was developed further as Local Reality Expo and was presented at CCA, Glasgow in May 2008.
- A Study In Three Parts (David Fennessy) – a moment of interruption explored with an actor, a drum kit and feedback. The idea was developed further into Laughing on the Outside (Crying on the Inside) which was premiered by Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt in May 2007
- Carrot (Ronan O’Donnell) – inspired by the story of Jeannie, a child kept in complete isolation for several years by her parents.
- Untitled (Sans façon) – an “unseen” performance within the Dance Base building. The ideas explored developed into Odd Sympathies, a collaboration with composer John Metcalfe presented as part of Artes Mundi in Cardiff in May 2008.
- Edges (Marisa Zanotti) – projected video, 2 chairs, 4 performers and a series of instructions.
During the course of the two weeks we kept a Rough Mix blog which is still available to read.