A few performance connections were made last night at the Diwali Celebrations at South Hill Park after rehearsals. Whilst a longer account of the evening will follow, I thought I would post here a prayer that was said - performed even - in sanscrit by eight children. Here is the translation:
may we be protectedmay we be nourishedplease make us brilliantlet us not argue among one anotherlet peace prevail within us in the societyand in the whole universe
There was tremendous simplicity and peace to the quality of this offering and it did somehow connect with what may have happened in our rehearsal room earlier in the day and what had been created in Chris Goode's new piece, Hey Mathew, in Bradford at The Theatre in the Mill earlier in the week.
Both performative and non-performative qualities co-existed within each of the spaces made, crafted, created, discovered.