Exim Dance have been extremely busy the last few weeks taking ‘Desiderium’ to two major platform events; Exeter Northcott’s ‘Watch This Space’ and Bath Spa University’s brand new platform event ‘Pilot’.
We have been so lucky to have been picked to perform at these events and to have been able to show our work that we have done with Olivia Lockwood who has choreographed ‘Desiderium’ has been a huge privilege.
Both of the events went well with the first at Exeter being a massive eye opener for us and the first time we had performed ‘Desiderium’ in a big theatre space such as the Northcott. Naturally it pointed out a lot of points that we needed to address within the piece, something which all choreography experiences. We performed alongside some well established artists showcasing new work and to be alongside them performing ours was a really good feeling.
From here we had rehearsal time with Olivia before we then moved on to Bath Spa which was crucial to help us move forward even further with the piece being performers. We also lost one of our dancers due to injury and Olivia had to step in very last minute which put us all on edge going into platform number 2.
Nevertheless, the Bath Spa Platform went amazingly well and the hard work and friendly atmosphere generated throughout the whole day was extremely inspiring. The performance went so well with some hugely positive feedback from the audience at the end; ”absolutely glued from start to finish” was just one example.
All in all a successful couple of performances and we are onle motivated and excited to progress with Olivia and ‘Desiderium’, it can only grow into something more thought provoking, stirring and beautiful with time than what it is now.
What Olivia said about the Exeter Northcott’s ‘Watch This Space” platform:
“On the other side of Watch This Space, Exim Dance Company and Choreographer Olivia Lockwood will continue to showcase new work ‘Desiderium’ as part of platforms in Bath, Plymouth, Cornwall and various other venues in the UK as part of their IMPACT Tour 2014. Watch This Space, was a great way to gain professional exposure and to introduce the work to a live audience. Olivia Lockwood hope’s to develop the work more inside of rehearsals and workshops with the company and looks forward to the work been shown in venues in the South West and beyond.”