The story so far…
I studied a BA Hons in English Literature and Theatre Studies before undertaking a Masters degree in Drama a year later. During this time I was heavily involved with a student drama society both acting and directing in several performances and gained experience in both devised and text-based performance.
In 2007 I was introduced to Sensory Labyrinth Theatre and the work of Theatr Cynefin. Following a workshop at my university in 2008, I was lucky enough to be able to go to Portugal in February 2009 on a week long training and performance, followed by a second encounter in North Wales two weeks later. In this performance I was involved with the blindfold section of the work, focusing on non-visual sensations.
Following my two training encounters, it was time to put learning into practice. I co-directed a week long training and devised performance with a fellow masters student, working with members of a student dramatic society. The location influenced the development of the performance, through the grounds of a historical property and the extensive surrounding woods and gardens.
During this time, I also took part in a mime performance as part of a Christmas Window-shop Festival (2009) performance following a series of workshops and training.
In 2010 I took part in a sensory labyrinth performance Come the Dawn with Theatr Cynefin in another outdoor location by Conway Falls. For this performance I washed people’s feet following a section where audience walked blindfold and barefoot through hay.
During the summer, I had my first bespoke performance accepted as part of an Arts Trail event in North Wales at a nature reserve. The piece was inspired by the nature in the surroundings and incorporated water reflections. The work was intended to enhance personal relationships towards nature.
More to follow soon…