On Friday 12 June, I went to see Family Portrait at Greenwich Dance with my friend Fiona Williams and a double review of some sort in mind.
We settled on the idea of recording ourselves discussing the show and sat down to it on the evening of Tuesday 16 June. This is the first 20 minutes or so of that conversation in two parts. We decided to wrap it up at that.
Other opportunities to see Family Portrait:
Thurs 25 – Fri 26 June 2015, 8pm at The Place – £10/£7 concession as part of London Contemporary Dance School’s Postgraduate to Professional programme.
Thurs 3 Dec 2015, 8pm at Lilian Baylis Studio – £17
An extract of Family Portrait will be performed alongside other work in a Wild Card programme curated by Leila.
A new dance work created by Leila McMillan created in collaboration with:
Dance Artists: Faith Prendergast, Karl William Fagerlund Brekke, Karolina Kraczkowska, Monsur Ali, Martha Passakopoulou, Typhaine Delaup and Danilo Caruso.
Sound: Domenico Angarano
Lighting: Emerald Faerie with Ben Pacey
Costume & Art Direction: Paolo Fiorentini
Stage Design: I. Carlos
Photographer: Manuel Vazquez
Filmmaker: Emma Crouch
Producer & Dramaturg: Claire Hicks
A special thanks to all the Crowdfunding sponsors for helping make Family Portrait possible.
Created at Greenwich Dance, London Contemporary Dance School at The Place, and Spotlight. Thanks to Middlesex University and The Albany for support with additional space.