nw new works festival
NW New Works Festival 2012 kicks off tonight at On the Boards! That means one week ‘til SCORE for an UNREHEARSED ENSEMBLE takes the stage! (OtB, June 16 & 17, 8pm.)
The is Kickstarter SUCCESSFULLY FUNDED (thank you!!). This is what director Vanessa DeWolf had to say about the hollow space she’s been filling (or not filling) out.
Lately I’ve been thinking about ”hollow space” like the middle of the chocolate bunny. An unexpected but grateful space that is empty and yet full of potential. I realized in the last few days of writing and thinking about the “scores” that I’m aiming for this. It’s very unusual state for me to be in….I’m not a minimalist. I don’t usually cut and shave down to the essential, if anything I would consider myself a “maximalist” and my work is usually full of density. It has been a delight to remind myself this lightness, this hollowness, is exactly why the performers are so full. I’ve made a space. That’s what I’m doing making a space, but it’s surrounded I hope by sweetness like chocolate. I thought the center of this piece was an idea I’ve been calling “against agreement” and that has been my conceptual guiding light….BUT….it isn’t the central idea. It’s about a space and room for meeting and yes, relationships, but in the context of autonomous creativity. And it is because of this that hope is the rising feeling. We thirst for this kind of permission, this chance to be not merely 60% of our creative expressiveness, but to meet at all 100% of our expression. I can’t tell you how this feels to witness to encourage to develop….yes this is what I’m meant to do.
Thanks, Vanessa <3