So the show is over and it's the day after the night before. You try and assess how well the show went down. After the show was over, I made my way over to the theatre bar and made it there when the audience were going in to watch the third and final show of the evening. Some of my friends were in the bar waiting for us as were some of the other performers. Dylan was in his pushchair getting tired after his first night on stage.
As the audience pile out of the final show suddenly I am surrounded by many friends and supporters in the audience. They tell me to look at the Resolution board which has lots of comments about Baby. It is really lovely that many Olympic friends came to the performance and people who I met for the first time at our workshops. All I heard were positive comments and there were even more lovely comments which I read before we left on the board.
My favourite comment of the night was "I loved it and I cried and I don't even like babies!" Thanks so much for that comment - you know who you are!
The team finished making the show just before Christmas and now we are in the studio trying to improve the quality of everything and make final touches before the show next week. It seems at times that there is so much to do and all for just 17 minutes on stage and then it is over again!
This show which has been put together for Resolution 2016 really has the feel of a sketch of a much longer show with a couple more dancers and many more babies! It would be great if someone saw the show, warts and all, and saw its potential and could support us to enable its future #10daystogo.
Choreographer of Baby (2016), The Legacy (2014) and She Walks in Beauty (2011). Dance artist and community arts practitioner.
You can also check out Rhiannon's blog of her trip to Namibia here.
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