What performances have you been involved with that you have enjoyed the most?
I suppose the performances that I have enjoyed the most would be split between two differing performances. I absolutely loved working on Toynbee with Geraldine Pilgrim as the format of the show was very different as the audience would be walking around the performance building as each room had a different time period and performance.
My other performance that I enjoyed the most would be competitively dancing Ballroom and Latin in the Blackpool Winter Gardens to a live band. The adrenaline buzz and excitement experienced by doing this was like nothing else, and that all the hard work and hours of training were paying off.
What is the rehearsal process like for this piece?
The rehearsal process for this piece has been a lot shorter than we have been used to working with Rhiannon, but I have enjoyed it. Because of the shorter time period I feel that the rehearsals have sometimes been more productive, after all having a tight deadline sometimes leads to your best and most creative work.
Who do you play in this piece?
I play the character of Beatrice who is the Mother. The other members of the cast play either my mother or my two children.
How does it compare to other pieces you have been involved in?
In comparison to other pieces I have been involved with I would say that this has a far greater influence from physical theatre than dance. I enjoy this as I am trained in physical theatre as well as dance but I don't often get to use the physical theatre training.
Describe the show in three words?
Vintage, light and unexpected
What are you looking forward to most about performing at Emerge?
I am looking forward to the warming up with all of the choreographers and to find out the roots and inspiration for all their choreography.
Photos by Dancing Carrot