The way we create theatre is very physical, getting up and throwing ourselves into it. As a group, we are all interested in practitioners such as DV8, Goat Island and Frantic Assembly, and we use a lot of their techniques to create work.
Photo's taken by Georgia Randall
We've studied Frantic Assembly's Masterclass: Building Blocks for Devising, and used it to create shapes, lifts and movement. This has been one of our favourite performance styles, as we can really push our bodies to the limit. Banshee play around with the tempo of movement, slowing it down and speeding it up. We also play around with gravity, if we can get across the room without touching the floor, using other bodies to climb across.
We are often emotionally and physically drained after a day's workshop, but we feel happy because we've achieved something. Often using music to guide our steps, we've taken songs from artists such as Haim, who is an all female group singing about empowering women.
Photo's taken by Laura Castle
It's become a routine to do a star jump exercise every morning we come into the studio, led by Riyadh, we do over 150 star jumps which absolutely kills your calves but we feel energised afterwards, and gets us ready to use our bodies physically.
We all have our skills in the group, whether it's strength, flexibility or being fearless of being chucked around. We really gel as a group, which is why we feel that making our performance about caring for others, and empowering women is so crucial.
By Georgia Randall
Love, Banshee. x
Photo's Taken by Tim Drew