Last Saturday I took part in a micro residency at Jackson’s Lane, leading to an 11 minute showing of the work so far on new show Step Ball Change. I worked with vintage dance choreographer Holly France, and we developed the initial material from our week at the national centre for circus (aka Circus Space) into an act using tap, charleston and walking ball. A big thank you to all at Jackson’s Lane for accommodating us, the sharing was great and we got really positive feedback from the audience.
We also had photographer Lauren O’Brien in to take some promo shots including those for the cute GIF above. I can’t wait to see the rest of her work!
I completed two weeks training with the incredible Vicki Amedume from Upswing as part of their Step Up programme. You can see a short film of our training here.
We began work on the new one woman show Step Ball Change with support from the newly renamed National Centre for Circus (aka Circus Space) and Arts Council England. We are looking forward to developing and sharing our work at Jackson’s Lane on Saturday 29th March as part of their TRANSMIT micro residency. You can buy tickets for TRANSMIT for only £5 and see a whopping ten companies share their works-in-progress.
Bookings are still being taken for 2014 for our family show Little Wonder and walkabout Bobbins! so please contact us for more details.
That’s all folks.
We have great news! Our new show, Step Ball Change has been successful in our Grants for the Arts application for research and development. We have been busy already, completing the first four days as part of our Lab: time support from Circus Space. I am collating the video footage as we speak which will post in due course.
It’s all kicking off in 2014.
Next week I have the pleasure and privilege of training with aerial company Upswing for 2 weeks on their ‘Step up’ programme. Aerial will be a new venture for me as I have previously only stayed on the ground/on a ball/ in Owen’s capable hands before now.
From February 3rd- 7th I will be doing some R&D on the new show Step, Ball, Change with the delightful Holly France. We have already been scheming about tap shoes and Charleston moves and are vey excited to get going. Below is one of the images I’ve been looking at for inspiration!
I am also looking forward to going to For The Love of It , a Street Arts networking and skill sharing event from 21st-23rd February in Stoke-on-Trent, where we will also be having the AGM for the National Association of Street Artists. Sign up if you’re not already a member!
Molly Orange are delighted to announce we will be working with choreographer Holly France on our new project Step Ball Change. As one of London’s Finest Flappers working with dance troupe the Bees Knees, Holly will be bringing her mixture of tap, lindy and Charleston to the project along with a heavy helping of humour. Can’t wait.
For more details on Step Ball Change go to our show-in-development page.
We are delighted to announce that we have been supported by the Lab:time programme at Circus Space to research and develop a new idea in February entitled Step Ball Change. This will be a collaborative project looking at rhythm, tap dance and the circus discipline walking globe. We are looking for a tap choreographer/teacher to work with on this project who has a sense of adventure and humour. If you would like to apply please send a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org