A glimpse into the creative development process of Jacqui Dreessens

It is always interesting to know how artists/performers derive at their final works. We thank Jacqui for giving us a glimpse into her creative process, translating the inspiration from the natural mangrove environment by using images and words and ultimately transforming it into a physical dance performance.

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Jacqui in the mangroves

Writing poetry about the Ecology of Place is vital for Jacqui’s dance making process. To begin to describe her sense of place, Jacqui uses verbs, adverbs, adjectives and alliteration.

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Breathe
Upwards
Rooted
Down
MuddyWaters
Clear
Skies
Alive

This helps to unpack her experience from being in and amongst the mangroves while floating in a kayak. These words become the launching pad for movement improvisations in the dance studio.

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Seeing inwards
Feeling downwards
Breathing outwards
Growing skywards

Jacqui develops the bodily shapes and movement transitions based on the mangroves, expressing her sensory experiences and memories through the physical bodily form.

 

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