Or so it’s begun actually. We are three days in, and the piece is already taking shape. I’ve been watching hours of footage of Forest, from performances at the old Sadler’s Wells in (I think) 1990, to more recent productions by Phoenix Dance Company and the Place, alongside a made-for-TV version filmed by the BBC in the mid-70s. Perhaps appropriately for a work in which dancers skit across the stage and in which solos, duets, trios slide into one another, I’ve been having a hard time trying to single out motifs or passages that we might select. Bob has no such issues!

So it begins…

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