Four Solos in the Wild
DIRECTED BY RAY JACOBS
17 MIN / EXPERIMENTAL / 2016 / UK
Four performers with learning disabilities present their own creative response to the beautiful wild woods of Pembrokeshire, Wales in the form of four four-minute solos.
Wait For Me by Erika Juniper: A daily visit to a tree, a wish, an outpouring. Erika created this solo during our first residency in the woods. It shows and shares her connection to the landscape. Erika is a performer with Arty Party Physical Theatre.
The Composer by Mervyn Bradley: The composer listens , the composer finds his place, the composer dances with the world. Mervyn is an intuitive and poetic performer, this work is his sensory response to the music, sounds and touch of the woods. Mervyn is an experienced actor and dancer.
Let Go by Andrew Kelly: Let go is an emotional journey mapping life’s up and downs along the length of tree branch, finding moments of serendipity, anger and ultimately letting go. Andrew Kelly crafted this solo during the devising week, it took a great deal of emotional strength to make this autobiographic work.
A Safe Place To Rest by Graham Busby: Being on the look out, ever shifting, awake to danger. Moments of abandon letting go and enjoying the sensations of the forest, finally resting and being held by the forest.