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A town that is infertile longs for a child.
After much trying and much failing, Judy finally
The Townspeople rejoice and fuss, help and hinder,
and the Chaosbaby is born.
It’s grotesque and attractive.
It spits, it charms, frightens
It’s what they wished for.
(Be careful what you wish for …)
It is the baby that comes not from sex or science
but from wanting.
The Chaosbaby arrives fully grown,
male and female,
and in charge of itself.
And then the real fun begins …
Who we are :
A group of artists – performers, directors,
designers, makers, writers
– who have been occasionally working together
How we work :The Chaosbaby Project grew
We continued using Open Space to develop
We work collaboratively, with various
people leading on specific areas.
We have gathered for many weekends and an
R&D week of exploration and improvising,
devising, writing, dancing, performing
– we call sessions and we get to work.
So far we have produced the basic
material for our show;
half-scripts and whole songs
a video storyboard
and some wonderful tangos.
What’s next :
It’s time to begin making the show itself.
A show to pilot in 2013 and then perform
and tour in 2014.
It will be very physical.
It will have music and dance.
It will have Punch and Judy,
It will most certainly have a Chaosbaby.
We’re planning six days’ intensive rehearsal
At the moment we imagine a cast
of up to twenty,
and there are others (designers, musicians,
artists) who’ll also be part of the work.
We have a big idea and we want to
make the big show that goes with it.
In a time of austerity it’s too
easy to shrink our hopes
– we want to allow the possibility of huge
dreaming, huge making.
We are raising money to fund our rehearsal,
the pilot shows and community
workshops this summer
become part of the process of
growing the Chaosbaby.
The Chaosbaby is calling you …
do you want to say yes?