Having arrived in California, I have spent the week in training. There are currently four of us in training and have been exploring and sharing our own technique skills. This introductory week has allowed us as performers to connect with one another, tune into our bodies and reassess our limitations. I have used this opportunity to revisit group/partner moves I have previously learnt but have been unable to practice in the UK due to not having an experienced stilting partner that has the knowledge of expertise to support such vocabulary. I have regained my confidence in these duet moves and feel that I can now begin to base the moves also.
Having perfected the moves we choreographed a short 90 second act which we presented in Houston, Texas. The audience perceived the material well and we gained positive feedback as to how to progress with the material which we will be addressing in the training process at a later date.