We had our first rehearsal this evening and had a blast! We are really excited about this new project. To get a small glimpse of our process and what it is like ‘behind the scenes’ check out this video on YouTube:
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Every section of this new work will revolve around an object; tonight’s object was a pillow… we took 5 pillows to rehearsal. Add four amazing women and this turned into a pillow fight. We really loved their extreme physicality once the choreography was in their bones.
RawMoves is very excited to start work on their next project. While currently untitled, this new evening length dance will revolve around eight objects: a chair, a ladder, a bouquet of roses, a man’s sport coat, a pillow, a mattress, rope, and a basin. Each section will be created using one or more of the objects. Using them as glue and thread, they will become common characters in the story, helping to bind the larger work as a whole. Pairing our dancers in solos, duets, trios, and larger group works we hope to use our signature physical and visceral movement vocabulary to create poetic and vibrant images and experiences.
Since its inception, RawMoves has tried to educate and inform our audiences about dance. We have tried to de-mistify the creative act by including detailed program notes and information about our process, ideas, and inspiration. Taking this to the next level, RawMoves is excited to announce the creation of a new online blog, where the creative act and genesis of our new project will be documented. Using video, pictures, and written statements, we will make regular posts after each rehearsal offering a glimpse into our creative process; giving the public an open account of how this work makes its way from our heads to the stage.
Our new blog can be found here, the official address is www.rawmovesdance.blogspot.com. You can also find a link to it at our web site.
We start rehearsals next week and invite everyone to join us as we create this new, exciting work from scratch.