Image: Joe Reay-Reid in rehearsal by Paul Bayes Kitcher
Joe Reay-Reid talks about rehearsals for Upon Awakening
This is my second FADT process and, unsurprisingly, working with them is nothing short of an emotional rollercoaster; with its ups and downs you truly feel swept away with its integrity.
You spend the week devising and sharing stories with each other, always emotional and jarring, hearing what some of these people have been through during their time before and during their recovery, helping us professional dancers truly understand the visceral reality of their journeys.
However meeting them in person you would never imagine them to be recovering addicts. They are without a doubt the kindest, most honest people I have ever met.
When I’m creating work, never do I feel so emotionally involved in every movement I’m doing as when I’m with FADT.
So far we have seriously forged ahead of schedule, remembering previous sections and crating new ones. I’m thoroughly excited to continue.