A PECULIAR SHADE OF BLUE
A FILMIC STUDY OF THE NATURE OF GRIEF
A sequence of 7 short films chart a spacious and rhythmic journey
through the nature of grief.
As each film works in isolation, yet together they combine as a complete experience,
A PECULIAR SHADE OF BLUE carries intent to open out the language of grief as an essential and natural part of the human experience. To dissolve taboo around its expression, so we can better understand its nature in role of renewal.
In these changing times, the language of grief is something
we have to learn to give to.
As a species, the layers we face are many.
The human form in motion within and against the landscape of the Cornish coast casts a stark mirror up to the intimate, yet forgotten connection between human and earth.
ROWAN JACQUELINE entwines this solo work with exquisite music from the very best of Europe's contemporary composers.
Accompanied by art and the written word, earth-engaged performance invites the audience to enter a process of exploration and discovery within a structure
that hopes to create enough space within the rough hands of sorrow to find relief, comfort and connection with something greater than the self.
To follow a personal thread where grief may shape us like diamonds, and return us a new to the beauty of what we love.
Please go to Spiderflower's CROWDFUNDER to see how you can support
this project and become part of an interactive journey.
SPIDERFLOWER'S CROWDFUNDER + AN INTERACTIVE OPPORTUNITY
This is an experiment. In development since May 2020 - solo school - findings gave rise to emergence and following strong feelings this particular, peculiar project needs to be birthed.
Showcases Spiderflower as a dance movement theatre form. Spacious and beautiful - allows the landscape and movement form to work together - and for the audience to bear witness. Rowan Jacqueline at work as a solo practitioner - an invitation to join me.
Spiderflower follows a specific process in the creation of any once piece. Spiderflower's performance process does allow the land to speak. All phrases, all choreography, all poets and all art is drawn out of the the dialogue between the body and the elements. The creation of a piece is unfolding unto itself and has to be devoid of any expectation, as we are seeking the transparent nature of relationship between human and earth and the conversation between to emerge. Ultimately, the writer is acting as a translator.
3 of the 7 films have been shot during lockdown and are in the post-production stages. For the further 4 Spiderflower's Crowdfunder will open a limited number of places as rewards to audience members who want to travel inside that journey and witness the entire process of creation.
It is imperative to understand at this stage that it is essential to work with not knowing where the piece will go, and this is a signature of Spiderflower's work.
This is a way of delving more deeply into the innate wisdoms that in our hurried lives we may surpass - even while struggling to find all the answers. We must be still, and listen. Then sensitive enough to trace and follow the very subtle nuances of the language that emerges through the marriage of flesh and stone.
When the piece is delivered, it will show us something.
What will story will emerge? What will be said? What might we learn?
In the creation of such a thing, where we do not want to be bound by old constraints, Spiderflower is looking for the exquisite accompaniment of composers Nils Frahm, Max Richter and Ben Lukas Boysen to travel with.
In its entirety, and when it is all done, intent it to travel A PECULIAR SHADE OF BLUE onto film festivals and interdisciplinary live performance.
For now, the adventure is in getting there.
Spiderflower's CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN will launch on 1st November, 2020. Please do join in support of the creation of this piece to enjoy opportunity to:
TRAVEL THE JOURNEY
JOIN SPIDERFLOWER'S ONGOING MEMBERSHIP
CONTRIBUTE TO LEGACY REWARDS
SUPPORT THE LITTLE BOOK OF EARTH DANCING INTO PUBLICATION
LAY FOUNDATION FOR THE CENTRE FOR EARTH-ENGAGED PERFORMANCE RESEARCH
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