Gemma and I continued to work on our Sisters project this year. Here’s a few snaps from our day in the recording studio and our sharing at Yorkshire Dance. As you can see we love a matching t-shirt… I mean, why not?
This project was generously supported by Yorkshire Dance, South East Dance, Dance Manchester, The Lowry and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
As part of our project, Gemma and I went to see Arthur Pita’s Stepmother/Stepfather at The Lowry. Here’s what Gemma thought of the show:
It was a nice performance. It was nice seeing ladies or other sisters performing.
Without giving too much away, the first half was about sisters and Snow White doing some kind of sister acting or dancing. Then the second half of the show was a family dance and a mother + daughter and a father + son dance. Well that’s what I saw it as anyway.
From where we were sat it looked like a jungle scene in the second half, because after the main curtain moved there was another kind of curtain with monkeys, birds and a face of an ape. But the first act was black with Snow White in a yellow dress with a red ribbon and make up on.
It made me feel slightly chilly, it was a very good performance. There was only one act at the very end that nearly brought me to tears.
Sisters Research Q&A
Tuesday 20th June at 6pm at The Met, Bury
Sisters Gemma and Katherine have been doing some research together on their unique relationship. We’ve had lots to talk about as we’ve known each other for nearly 30 years. Topics have included care (giving and receiving), jealousy, disability, Michael Jackson, films, being normal, sprouts, our new niece Iris and dancing.
We’d love for you to join us for a drink and a natter about what we’ve discovered so far.
Gemma is a huge Michael Jackson fan with a love for sprouts. She lives in a bungalow in Bury supported by carers and is nearly 40.
Katherine is a professional dancer with a love for tea and cake. She lives in London with her husband Jack and is nearly 30. www.katherinehollinson.com
This project is supported by The Met, Dance Manchester and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.