The last assignment is uploaded for marking, the online quiz complete - time to let the hair down a little and enjoy the good things on offer!
So we went to a performance by a local youth dance company called Stompin'. The setting was a cul-de-sac in a local suburb, where we huddled together against the cool breeze and gave ourselves over to the dance and its themes.
Uncover this! (Part 2) was an exploration of those things we choose to expose to people around us and the effect this has. Starting one hundred metres up the street we journeyed beyond people doing every day public things, riding bikes, hanging washing, checking for mail while car stereos broadcast music into the street. In the cul-de-sac we reached a place of intimacy and closeness where dancers interacted with each other, cars, lights, nature strips and wheelie bins to create a sense of the tensions and connections created by sharing oneself with another.
The show was energetic and vibrant, entertaining but also thought provoking, touching on themes common to us all. It stimulated the audience to consider their own lives and relationships, inviting them to thoughtfully uncover their true every day selves on the path to real (but not easy) connections.
I wish you could have been there too, because it was a great performance and no blog post I write can really do it justice.