Ruby is 14 and is a member of the dance company which is creating the new dance Remember to commemorate the First World War.
We arrived at dance studio 7 (the place) at 10:50 to start warm up at 11. We started by loosening our bodies by shaking and reaching as well as taking deep breaths, we then started to stretch so we wouldn't pull our muscles while we danced. To start off the day we did a circle where we all fed back on yesterday and spoke about what we expected from today.
We then went on to do some improvisation tasks, we had to travel around the space as something organic then as something like a machine, I found the improvisation for the machine challenging because everything had to be very structured and secure which is hard to improvise. We then developed on the idea of a machine by putting shoes around the room and rearranging them like a machine. This exercise was really fun and enjoyable because we were able to partner up and use each other as part of the machine.
After that we went over our solos we worked on yesterday and we practised are partners solo so we could be fluent in both. Finally we ended the day with a circle describing how we found the day and how we felt, everything said was positive as the day was very fun.
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Photos: Amanda Faber