Welcome to my blog – I am Caroline Bowditch and I am creating the most ambitious artistic project of my career. Here is your chance to dive into my think tank of ideas and get involved.
I have received an Unlimited commission to create this production with East London Dance. Leaving Limbo Landing is a project about journey, placement, displacement, settling, arrivals and departures. The first phase is a photographic exhibition and sound installation telling the stories of 12 people from East London. The second stage is a multi artform outdoor touring performance piece.
For more information about the project get in touch with www.eastlondondance.org or follow my journey on this blog which will chart the creative process of conceiving, creating and performing my most ambitious project to date - who knows where we might end up!
07. July 2012
It’s finally premiere day for Leaving, Limbo, Landing. The set is up, we got 2 great dress rehearsals in yesterday when the dancers were extraordinary and now all I can do is keep hope that the rain stays away so that they get to share that brilliance with lots more people today!!! I am up to my eyeballs in excitement and terror for what could happen. Apparently there are LOTS of people coming but according to The Met Office were in for a rainy afternoon. I guess this is just one of the joys of doing outdoor work!! Keep your fingers crossed it stays away until after 6!!
03. July 2012
After a 6 week break, Leaving, Limbo, Landing re-emerged today. We cleared away the moth balls, rebuilt the set (which is now fully dressed), reminded ourselves who we were and stretched our brains remembering this beautiful thing that we put together, after some really important and influential feedback, sometime ago. We now have 4 days to polish, refine and hone this piece that will make its first public appearance on Saturday in London Fields. There is definitely work to be done so let us begin!
I’ve spent the weekend with the set model and a set of Cluedo pieces deciding on an overall structure of the piece. Tomorrow I get to try it out on the dancers rather than thinking about Miss Peacock with the rope on the aerial rig!
07. May 2012
My lovely dramaturg mentor Simone Kenyon is with us this morning leading a workshop about approaching the audience.
04. May 2012
Matthew Andrews downloads some of the thousands of photos he’s taken today. The sneak preview I got - they’re pretty darn amazing not to mention beautiful!!
04. May 2012
Matthew Andrews was on set today capturing our production shots. Everyone was in costume for the first time - things really feel like they’re coming together.
04. May 2012