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A NEW MISSION STATEMENT FOR THE NEW YEAR

January 5, 2018

 

As an ensemble, we:

1. Strive to support long-term artistic development and ensemble growth.

Our ensemble is built around a core activity of actor training which offers:

  • a chance to develop and deepen a shared language as a group.

  • stability, consistency and confidence for artists in their developing practice.

  • space for artists to challenge limits and push expressive capabilities of body and voice beyond the everyday into a highly imaginative and fantastical space.


2. Explore alternative ways of supporting a sustainable arts practice.
 

In response to our need for independence, flexibility and freedom of our creativity, time and finances in a challenging arts environment, we will:

  • Value quality over quantity: Limit the number of projects focused on and give new works a longer, slow-burn time frame for creative development.

  • Experiment with a developing repertoire: Avoid putting ourselves under constant time and financial pressures by always starting projects from scratch. Use repetition as a tool to interrogate how works grow and change over time.

  • Work with a budget and aesthetic that reflects our performer-focused mission: Be realistic about our financial means as an independent company. Explore how such restrictions breed creativity.
     

3. Offer a high energy, rigorous and playfully stylized performance aesthetic.

 

We are devoted to refining our expressionistic, atmospheric and non-naturalistic style of performance.

 

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