24 Jun ‘High’ (A work in progress)
‘High’ – Is the new highly physical and heart deep work that we are currently working on. It is currently in it’s second phase of research and development and is based on the realm of ‘health’ through a journey of escape, acceptance and memories. It is about real thoughts and emotions people wouldn’t normally hear about… A person torn between two parts of themself, when a state of denial and blame bring them back into past where memories try to take over…
‘High’ will look at the emotional and psychological stages of overcoming addiction. Homing in on the individual in an autobiographical styled journey as well as universal perspective on how we strive to protect our vulnerability.
The work will be made with a striped back visual design and a striking cast of dancers. We are proud to have the support from Arts Council England, REP Theatre in Birmingham and Sandwell College to enable us to undertake this 2nd round R&D to develope the work which will eventually be 1hr show.
We would like dancers and audience members to join us on this exciting journey, as we will open up sharings of the work to gain feedback during its development.
The aims of ‘High’ are to create a space to ponder and reflect on your own health and what you can do to help it. In a time where we rely on social media to tell an individuals life story… ‘High’ could not be anymore timely.
Information about the collaborators
Writer – Adrian Reynolds
Adrian has over twenty years of experience as a copywriter and has worked with people both in the UK and internationally. He was originally headhunted to join a leading London agency in the 90’s with big name clients and went on to win a prize at the Times Screenwriting Festival and the Bridport Prize with the short story ‘Killing the Goodness’. Adrian has worked extensively with an international client base of novelists, scriptwriters and filmmakers to help them develop their work. He has also, scripted episodes of Doctors for the BBC and written a sample script for The Bill. Adrian’s most recent short film White Lily has just won 5 awards at Focus International Film Festival.
Composer – Reuben Reynolds
Reuben Reynolds has held the role of Music Director and Band Leader of Aston Performing Arts Academy, leading youth projects as part of Birmingham Symphony Hall’s Programming & Education Teams and commissioned works by Punch Records, Reuben is known for his tireless enthusiasm, high standards and attention to detail. After achieving a First Class BA Honours Degree in Music Performance and Professional Practice from Coventry University in 2012, he has also began teaching Guitar and Music Theory privately and in schools, as-well-as facilitating music workshops, across the country.