Ian Morgan in rehearsals for The Echo Chamber. All photographs Kaite O”Reilly
The last weekend before our move to Cardiff and final rehearsals and tech’ before opening. We have been scrutinising the structures (or ‘scenes’, or individual moments), asking what work they are doing dramaturgically.
We have been asking what motifs each scene/structure establishes and what it seeds or contains re-action, aesthetic, meaning, complicity. This is done on the floor – us charting and navigating our way through sequences.
Peader Kirk has also been working on a sound design, mixing and experimenting as Ian and Phillip move through their paces.
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I have been fine-tuning the texts – found, co-created, and written – trying different rhythms and combinations: scientific, poetic, prosaic and metaphysical, tracing the bedrock of images through the whole and the moments where they appear explicitly in the work.
We have been trying out possible structures and running orders before small invited audiences in the rehearsal studio in Llanarth.
Tomorrow we run the whole once more before loading the cars and heading off to Chapter Arts Centre.
And then we begin.
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