Next January I will start rehearsing with memebers of the Whitfield community for what promises to be the biggest community theatre performance in Dundee for the last 20 years: This Town, directed by Suzi Morris, head of Dundee Rep Creative Learning.
The performance will be devised as a site specific production at the Verdant Works, a former jute mill built in 1833 in the Blackness area of Dundee. Together, we will explore the city through the eyes (and the bodies) of its people, looking not only at stories from the past, but also at the experiences of those who inhabit it in the present.
I am very much looking forward to this project, since it will bring together two of my main interests in choreography: site specific work and engagement with the community.
Performances will run from 26th to 30th of March 2013. More information on Dundee Rep Theatre's website.