News, happenings and goings on from the Old Fire Station, Oxford
Last Thursday I performed with DugOut Community Dance Company at Pegasus. Dancers of all shapes and sizes making and showing work full of humour and feeling. I was nervous that it would be good to do but not great to watch. The audience were very reassuring – they loved it. The following night, I was back at Pegasus to see our own Miranda Laurence sing like an angel in John Duggan’s new choral work called ‘Dance’ and performed by his choir Sospiri. The piece was commissioned by my good friend Cecilia Macfarlane and acted as a prelude to her solo dance performance ‘I’ll leave you to yourself then…’ This was an extraordinary exploration of the agony of losing a son and how within that agony there is still room to celebrate. I’ve never known a full house be so quiet and attentive. And what’s the connection with Old Fire Station? Miranda has been our administrator since we were formed and Cecilia will be curating the first public performance at OFS in October in partnership with Pegasus and which, we hope, will include DugOut. More on this later….