edna evaluated

edna evaluated

Finally, after rigorous and effective work by the research team, the edna evaluation report is now available. The research team include Dr Ann Skingley from the Sidney De Haan Research Centre based at Canterbury Christ Church University in Kent and Stephanie De’Ath from Trinity Laban’s Dance Science Department in Greenwich.  With support from Luci Napleton,…

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  • shadow play
  • shadow play
  • shadow play
  • shadow play
  • shadow play
  • shadow play
  • shadow play
  • shadow play

shadow play

I was keen to introduce something completely new to Edna, playing with shadows. I do this a lot elsewhere, with groups of people or tiny pieces of acrylic and sometimes I get to combine the both. The results are dependant on the group, it really is playing and exploring your imagination, and yes it was…

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back to back, mirrors and cake

back to back, mirrors and cake

Feels like this week really is the beginning, with Rebecca and I taking the lead and touting a large, green, squidgy ball, more on this later! We repeated the ‘back to back’ drawing and also mirrored each other, first in silence then to music. At times using pens and paper, others simply facing each other….

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measuring up

measuring up

This week we met Stephanie De’Ath, a Graduate Intern in Dance Science, from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance. Stephanie measured and recorded the movement, flexibility and posture of everyone taking part in edna. Every time the word ‘posture’ was mentioned we all sat bolt upright, especially me. We’ll met Stephanie again in…

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with our hands

with our hands

Today we cast our fingers using alginate, a gelatinous gooey substance made of seaweed. It got me thinking about textures and how our own hands move and sit in shapes differently to others. We played name and shape and focused on our hands, thinking about what makes our hands ours. This led to some memories of…

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  • fingers please
  • fingers please
  • fingers please

fingers please

Finger casting, a taste of things to come? Not literally, the alginate smells fantastic, like mint aero but the taste? No! This really is putting your trust in me, I said you’d get your fingers back but as the alginate sets around your fingers there can sometimes be a little doubt. All’s well and the…

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new friends

new friends

A great start to a new project, edna, a fresh sheet of paper, meeting new people, talking about ideas and most importantly cups of tea and cupcakes. I borrowed an idea from Helen Rootkin; a group of people, a large sheet of paper and pipettes of paint. What could possibly go wrong? Well nothing at…

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