The Kitchenettes

January 27th, 2020 ‘This week we met at Doreen’s house and transported some of our tap mats to dance on her kitchen floor. Katie had the inspired idea to name us ‘The Kitchenettes’! It feels very apt for this next stage of our time together, and perhaps we could dance in kitchens around the city?Continue reading “The Kitchenettes”

On The Road

January 20th, 2020 “We all met at Betty’s house today, it was a bouncing, bubbly day including a bottle of fizz chilling in Betty’s fridge “for the girls”, and wonderful to see everyone again after our Christmas break. A new dancer Libby Day joined us and we hope Libby will become a regular with usContinue reading “On The Road”

Sharing Practice

November 27th, 2017 “A day of presentations by two artists, Janice Parker Projects and the Saltire Society has supported (with bursaries) Abi Watson and Julia both quite different artists making different kinds of work in different parts of Scotland. A really interesting day, of sharing practice between different generations and another great day of hostingContinue reading “Sharing Practice”

The Walls Come Alive

October 21st, 26th & 28th, 2017 We are sold out! All 3 shows! There is still a huge demand for tickets, even a personal letter to Paul HUdson to pleade for one from the Festival Theatre, to plead for one. The excitement is palpable. We opened our dress run to an invited audience and thisContinue reading “The Walls Come Alive”

The BBC and The Sunday Post

October 17th, 2017 We are excited that the BBC want to do a feature on us, this is thanks (I’m certain) to our wonderful publicist – the great Liz Smith. On the day of filming, we don our costumes, perform excerpts from the show, and June and Doreen are interviewed by arts journalist Pauline McLean.Continue reading “The BBC and The Sunday Post”

Tech Week

October 16th – 20th, 2017 “The week before the show – production and technical manager Fi Johnstone, assisted by Marissa Ferguson as stage manager, myself and Katie and Daisy, along with ‘outside eye’ Luke Pell, and MJ McCarthy working on sound with us, spend the week setting up and testing out the technical aspects ofContinue reading “Tech Week”

Politics of the Practice

September 25th, 2017 I am feeling excited and a bit nervous, aware of how much I am asking of the women to value themselves and what they have to offer, and of how radicle and unusual it is to create a performance with women of this age (and of course remembering the other ‘d’ word).Continue reading “Politics of the Practice”

Devising and Rehearsing

June 5th, 2017 “We were in the Festival Theatre Studio today with the whole team: Janice, Katie, Martin O’Connor, Fi Johnston, Marie, Doreen, June, Gavin, Cheryl, Millie and as Martin Clark couldn’t be here his colleague Eva was there to film – busy busy! This was the start of our rehearsals for our October Show,Continue reading “Devising and Rehearsing”

Famous Whistling Act

May 15th, 2017 A meeting day with Martin O’Connor and Mary Turner Thomson from White Water Publishing and Paul Hudson from Festival Theatre to discuss the forthcoming book. It went well, and everyone is happy with what needs to be done – which is a lot! Then we chatted with Marie, Doreen and Katie andContinue reading “Famous Whistling Act”

The Red Shoes

May 11th, 2017 “Today we went to see The Red Shoes at the Festival Theatre, and it was marvellous! Thanks, Festival Theatre for the comps, what a treat! Janice, Marie, a volunteer befriender Xiao Yi, Doreen, her daughter, Cerin from Festival Theatre and I were all there in a packed out theatre. It felt funnyContinue reading “The Red Shoes”