LIVE PERFORMANCE

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A SACRED SPACE

At the root of my work is live performance. The vibration of love that is exchanged between performer and audience is so powerful to me. It is an indescribable feeling and has kept me “treading the boards” since I first experienced this feeling at the age of twelve, when I performed a dance solo at ‘Campus’, an arts festival in Devon. I felt the heat of the lights on my face and the movement pulsing through my body. I felt completely alone for the first time in my life and at the same time completely connected to the whole. This feeling of solitude is something I value enormously about being on stage. It is a sacred space of freedom, expression and connection to all that is in that moment, intensified by the energy of the collective gathering. So powerful and, I believe, essential to us as humans. Twenty years on from my first dance solo I found myself singing my own songs for 2500 people at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. I got the same feeling in all its freshness, as if not one day had passed in between.

MY REACTION TO CHANGE

I have embraced the recent culture of livestreaming performance as a chance to explore new ways of interacting with the audience. There is an intimacy possible via the camera and an opportunity to frame the performance in different spaces. It does not replace live performance, rather it offers the chance to explore something different for the short-term. If you would like to book a performance in your home or know of an interesting location or place of interest which has either electrical power or a piano, please send me a message via the contact page.