We don't know what we are going to do with this. It's really random with all the ways that we're thinking. Some are very literal, and some are very non-literal, but we have no idea where we're going right now.
We are just starting; as a company and for our first performance. We're still finding ourselves, what our strengths and weaknesses are, who we are as performers, and who we can trust with the cups of tea.
We've started off with a few activities, bringing items in and using our past memories as a starting point. Chantelle remembered a song she used to sing as a young girl which goes like this;
We are the Maltby girls,
It was about a group of prostitutes and there are a few different versions, but Chantelle was only about 10 or 12 when she was singing this song but didn't understand the context behind it.
One of the activities we used is called a floor plan. We are aware of the space but inside the space we test out any and all ideas in random fashion, trying and testing new ways to use a prop, a movement etc. We find it extremely helpful to create material. A prop doesn't have to be literal, a hairbrush doesn't have to be a hairbrush, there are so many uses for each prop and that's what we want to explore.
By Georgia Randall
Love, Banshee. x
Photo taken by Georgia Randall