Blindful (Melbourne Fringe)

We are performing at Melbourne Fringe Festival 2017! Professional dancer, Abbie Madden (Ponydance), explores the ins and outs of a not-so-obvious disability. Teaming with Ryan Darwin (NICA), they create a quirky and atmospheric interpretation of the relationship between being sighted and not sighted – exploring shifts in power, poignant moments and pure physicality. Can someone … Read more

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Expert Eyes

Way back when I had my weeks R&D for blindful I was fortunate to have Andrew Petticrew of Petticrew Optometrist come along and see what we had been doing in the studio. Andrew is a leading eye-specialist and generously shared his expertise about the eye with myself and the dancers. We had an hour long … Read more

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Research & Development week

Its Time! SIAP time is finally here! I’m terrified, not going to lie. Next week I get to spend a week in the studio learning, creating, tasking and working with a bunch of wonderful dancers. My SIAP is looking at how your vision affects you when dancing. I’ll hopefully be working with dancers who have are … Read more

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Blindful gets the funding

I’ve recently received a SIAP from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland to begin developing blindful. Blindful is a concept involving dance without sight. How does the able bodied dancer move when faced with the idea they’ve never seen whats around them? How does the removal of the vital sense of sight impair or enhance … Read more

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