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Friday, 21 February 2014

Its Official A New Commission for New Choreopoem !! Love the Life You Live…Live the Life You Love by Carol Leeming -

I am absolutely delighted to confirm I have been commissioned to write a new choreopoem for an exciting writing project from the Centre for New Writing Leicester University  - Affective Digital Histories  see further details here:

I particularly look forward to the research aspect as well as the writing, for this new choreopeom project e.g. to be working with  academic  colleagues, local history of Leicester and accessing local archive materials.

This choreopoem will be very different journey in writing it, to the previous one, i.e.The Loneliness of the Long Distance Diva. As the starting point and title for this choreopoem is a parrellism, from a Jamaican proverb, one that was also used by a personal cultural hero of mine : Bob Marley. Different in themes and the fact it has more than one Leicester based character etc provides a sharp contrast to the previous work. However one of the characters, does have a tenuous link with the previous choreopoem character Solitaire. For those who know the previous story of this character, they will have to see the  completed work to find out in what way... This time round though, the narrative is very focused around, very specific buildings/places and historical periods in Leicester. I hope it will be as successful, as compelling and of keen interest. As indeed Solitaire's story was in The Loneliness of the Long Distance Diva as performed at Curve Theatre 2012 as part of the Cultural Olympiad.

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