Collaboration is a Curious Lover

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2016-02

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Zoo Indigo is a collaboration. It’s the two of us. Ildiko Rippel and me. When we facilitate workshops, we nod, wink and smile. We spontaneously add ideas, tasks and images. When one of us laughs, we are urged on. There is a knowing born out of thirteen years of working together that doesn’t need words. We teach at different universities, work with different artists, watch and read different work, and we share all this with an understanding that we are teaching each other. In the making space we experiment without fear of failure. We don’t hide our sweat patches, we accept our eccentricities, we understand the learned delicate modes of reining each other in. We roll our eyes with acceptable disdain. This partnership has lasted longer than any of our lover relationships. But this has never been a full time occupation and having breakfast together is still a treat and stepping into the rehearsal space is like having a hamper of fresh croissants, jam and coffee delivered in the morning.

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Garton, R. (2016) Collaboration is a Curious Lover. Collaboration in Choreography and Dance [online] http://collaborations.dmu.ac.uk/.

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Institute of Drama, Dance and Performance Studies