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    a DIFFERENT LIGHT Home NEWS Gallery Contact HIstory Performers Press Supporters Search Filter Everything 0 Pages Blog posts Blog comments Files Products Loading No results found for 10005

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  • At the lake, Glendalough. - a DIFFERENT LIGHT
    or the impaired movement or the help needed in eating washing and toileting Glen is potential great potential often unrealized due to the mainly cursory nature of most social interaction To interact with Glen needs time and commitment My experience is that it is worth it Performance gives a little opportunity to interact with Glen on a very limited and often problematic basis but an interaction nonetheless Performance is the showy aspect of Different Light but the ongoing process of developing interaction which is much longer than the forty five minutes or so of Still Lives is the real basis of the work On trips like this the hidden labour that Brecht talked about has been done by Stuart and Kim and by Greta who did so much to get us funding and Paul who after the earthquakes opened up ways of working with the larger group which are developmental and educational rather than my work which is far too often driven by the imperative to rush to public performance Paul is really interested in what the performers of Different Light consider performance to be A really provocative and fundamental question He also initiated a lot of the work in trying to allow Glen different ways to access voice in performance To give one example Paul did some theatre exercises with Glen Ben and Isaac where one person was blindfolded and another had to guide them around obstacles using simple instructions such as Right Left Forward Backward From this came the kind of motif of UP DOWN LEFT RIGHT IN OUT originally describing the movement potential of Glen s chair which recur throughout the newly expanded version of Still Lives Ben s attention goes IN and OUT Isaac goes IN and OUT to McDonalds as a part time worker In post quake Christchurch rents prices and unemployment are going UP the NZ government is getting more bullying and psychotic and moving to the RIGHT and so on IN and OUT also of course refers to the inclusion exclusion of people with disabilities which is complicated as often by seeking to include we merely uncover different levels of exclusion I had a day and a night in Dublin in all its ramshackle elegance and then caught St Kevin s bus out to Laragh Sometimes what you go out to meet is what has been inside you all along I went to grab something to eat at the the Wicklow Heather Inside the restaurant there is an Irish Writers Function room with glass cases containing first editions of Ulysses Dracula and other works by Irish writers That day there was a function booked for a group of people with intellectual disabilities and carers The next day I walked out to the monastic site of St Kevin and the Upper Lake and again ran into another group of people with intellectual disabilities and carers I asked around if this was a particular centre for care homes or suchlike but it isn t At

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  • Blog Archives - a DIFFERENT LIGHT
    it and will always be worth it to work with Glen in performance For me he stands for all those people who struggle to do the every day things that people with unaided mobility motor control and access to clear speech take for granted More than this though Glen s humour and enthusiasm and desire to connect with others is what makes him Glen not the wheelchair or the impaired movement or the help needed in eating washing and toileting Glen is potential great potential often unrealized due to the mainly cursory nature of most social interaction To interact with Glen needs time and commitment My experience is that it is worth it Performance gives a little opportunity to interact with Glen on a very limited and often problematic basis but an interaction nonetheless Performance is the showy aspect of Different Light but the ongoing process of developing interaction which is much longer than the forty five minutes or so of Still Lives is the real basis of the work On trips like this the hidden labour that Brecht talked about has been done by Stuart and Kim and by Greta who did so much to get us funding and Paul who after the earthquakes opened up ways of working with the larger group which are developmental and educational rather than my work which is far too often driven by the imperative to rush to public performance Paul is really interested in what the performers of Different Light consider performance to be A really provocative and fundamental question He also initiated a lot of the work in trying to allow Glen different ways to access voice in performance To give one example Paul did some theatre exercises with Glen Ben and Isaac where one person was blindfolded and another had to guide them around obstacles using simple instructions such as Right Left Forward Backward From this came the kind of motif of UP DOWN LEFT RIGHT IN OUT originally describing the movement potential of Glen s chair which recur throughout the newly expanded version of Still Lives Ben s attention goes IN and OUT Isaac goes IN and OUT to McDonalds as a part time worker In post quake Christchurch rents prices and unemployment are going UP the NZ government is getting more bullying and psychotic and moving to the RIGHT and so on IN and OUT also of course refers to the inclusion exclusion of people with disabilities which is complicated as often by seeking to include we merely uncover different levels of exclusion I had a day and a night in Dublin in all its ramshackle elegance and then caught St Kevin s bus out to Laragh Sometimes what you go out to meet is what has been inside you all along I went to grab something to eat at the the Wicklow Heather Inside the restaurant there is an Irish Writers Function room with glass cases containing first editions of Ulysses Dracula and other works by Irish

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  • All Categories - a DIFFERENT LIGHT
    it and will always be worth it to work with Glen in performance For me he stands for all those people who struggle to do the every day things that people with unaided mobility motor control and access to clear speech take for granted More than this though Glen s humour and enthusiasm and desire to connect with others is what makes him Glen not the wheelchair or the impaired movement or the help needed in eating washing and toileting Glen is potential great potential often unrealized due to the mainly cursory nature of most social interaction To interact with Glen needs time and commitment My experience is that it is worth it Performance gives a little opportunity to interact with Glen on a very limited and often problematic basis but an interaction nonetheless Performance is the showy aspect of Different Light but the ongoing process of developing interaction which is much longer than the forty five minutes or so of Still Lives is the real basis of the work On trips like this the hidden labour that Brecht talked about has been done by Stuart and Kim and by Greta who did so much to get us funding and Paul who after the earthquakes opened up ways of working with the larger group which are developmental and educational rather than my work which is far too often driven by the imperative to rush to public performance Paul is really interested in what the performers of Different Light consider performance to be A really provocative and fundamental question He also initiated a lot of the work in trying to allow Glen different ways to access voice in performance To give one example Paul did some theatre exercises with Glen Ben and Isaac where one person was blindfolded and another had to guide them around obstacles using simple instructions such as Right Left Forward Backward From this came the kind of motif of UP DOWN LEFT RIGHT IN OUT originally describing the movement potential of Glen s chair which recur throughout the newly expanded version of Still Lives Ben s attention goes IN and OUT Isaac goes IN and OUT to McDonalds as a part time worker In post quake Christchurch rents prices and unemployment are going UP the NZ government is getting more bullying and psychotic and moving to the RIGHT and so on IN and OUT also of course refers to the inclusion exclusion of people with disabilities which is complicated as often by seeking to include we merely uncover different levels of exclusion I had a day and a night in Dublin in all its ramshackle elegance and then caught St Kevin s bus out to Laragh Sometimes what you go out to meet is what has been inside you all along I went to grab something to eat at the the Wicklow Heather Inside the restaurant there is an Irish Writers Function room with glass cases containing first editions of Ulysses Dracula and other works by Irish

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  • A good day - a DIFFERENT LIGHT
    the mall A Henry Moore sculpture outside the gallery Stonework like this adorns many of the central city buildings In a doorway opposite an impressive church The chimney of an old factory building Man and machine Glen inspects Lo Monstre We returned to the tiled hall for afternoon tea The owl is the symbol of the city Isaac takes a break on a stainless bench Science and art Lo Monstre

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  • One more hour - a DIFFERENT LIGHT
    journey has been punctuated often with side splitting laughter and joking Whenever one of us is having a hard time where things just seem to be going wrong and it all gets a bit too much to deal with the others will rally with some crazy silly jokes that always break the mood Just now while helping me lift Glen Ben shouted I m having a baby and its going to come real soon it was so unexpected that we all cracked up hard and had to put Glen down to regain composure These moments are unseen by those around us and really probably wouldn t seem that funny out of context but account for some of the best times in our days A stained glass ceiling which covers part of the Cross Arcade Leeds or at least large parts of the city centre is an extremely attractive city There are signs of great development and growth from the early eighteen hundreds onwards Many of the buildings are elaborately decorated and covered with intricately carved stone and wrought ironwork It is always worth looking up in this city the pictures above and below demonstrate reasons to cast your gaze to the heavens antique and modern both found in different parts of the Cross arcade Another part of the Arcade roof After our final show yesterday we all breathed a little sigh of relief relieved but sad that it is now over We are not relishing the impending return journey being stuck on a plane for such extended periods of time is hard for the body and mind Tomorrow we travel from Leeds back to Manchester from there we fly to London catch a plane to Singapore then the final leg of the journey returns us to Christchurch On our return

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  • Breathe  - a DIFFERENT LIGHT
    space as a group working through each individual cue and programming the lighting desk The Ludus festival and PSi conference are running concurrently so Tony had a PSi session to attend but we continued working and managed to get the desk programmed by about 1pm just in time for a quick lunch Working in a new space is hard enough when you have time to rehearse refine and practice arriving in the morning at a venue and performing the same night is a real test of concentration new blocking needs to be learnt and even with spikes on the stage the best actors would still struggle to hit all their marks The show is technical sound light video and a live camera feed average about one cue every 20 seconds for me about 200 of them in total This means that the performers on stage have to be absolutely accurate with their lines movement and timing otherwise it s a little like creating a hole in the matrix the fabric of the show is liable to unravel in front of your eyes Glen lifts a chair with his feet as Bing Crosby sings I don t stand a ghost of a chance with you When Tony arrived back from the conference we spent about an hour making changes and looked at some scenes Glen Isaac and Ben were given some much needed time to rest in the afternoon and then after a bite to eat we reconvened for the dress rehearsal It was a late show we didn t open until 9pm but with amazing help from the venue technician Andy who had stayed up late on Wednesday night building raked seating for us we were as ready as we could be Ben interrupts and questions Ben After the show

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  • Opening Night - a DIFFERENT LIGHT
    a toll to being a resident of a city that can not stay still we all carry with us an uncertainty a possibility of upheaval at any moment and it has been from this that we have created this performance Since that coffee and conversation there have been a further 2600 earthquakes 10500 since the September event there has been little in the way of re development and even now most of the city centre is still closed the infamous Red zone An empty broken Christchurch projected in the background The last two days have been all about the final push to create a space for Glen Ben and Isaac to tell their stories but it really is not the technology or the space that is important We are all just about to head over to the venue warm up and realize a years worth of planning and work Best seat in the house my home for the next three days Comments Louise Payne 28 06 2012 8 23pm Just you guys are so freaking awsome and then some looking4ward2seeing a review exciting stuff hey wide smiling here again so proud of you ALL KIm Tony Stuart Glenn Ben and

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