Yesterday evening, Pip and Alice took us through their respective design/costume ideas. It seemed to bring everyone another inch closer to the period and triggered thoughts and discussion about how people would transform themselves – earrings would come out, glasses would be removed or swapped for 1940’s frames and our 1940’s mothers-and-housewives-to -be would just have to start getting used to wearing their pinny 24/7. Oh – and their curlers. How alien does this all seem? What role does costume, hair and make up play in helping you get in touch with this period and with this period?
In rehearsal, we looked at the “homeless” section and saw families being moved from pillar to post as one bombed out house led to another. Jools went over the work that she had done on the “blown up” section with those that weren’t here on Wednesday evening.
Just a quick reminder that next Wednesday evening (9th March) we need the full company – Peth will be in the studio with Brenda, Lucy, Jasmine, Edward and Annie and everyone else will be upstairs with Jules. On Thursday evening (10th March), we will be working with the whole company as we step into our dancing shoes – at least metaphorically -for a session with Maggie Rawlionson.
As always, comments, feedback and reflections are warmly welcomed….