In this episode we talk to John Darvell and Emma Houston about the challenges of staying creative through Covid. Have they relished the opportunity to rethink their work amidst changing social behaviours? Or been weighed down by the pressures of diminished finances and cancelled contracts?
Both John and Emma talk about their projects going ‘Pete Tong’ and how they then had to figure out, in the name of self-care, what was important. John talks of his responsibility to his community and the need to begin online classes, and Emma speaks about her harrowing experience of getting Covid herself and how she had to respect her body and its capabilities as she recovered from that.
Together they discuss managing anxiety, funding rejections, the need to learn new skills and ‘positive rage’ but the episode finishes on a high as they consider the renewed sense of vigour they each now have through new connections, new conversations and new possibilities.
Talking Moves is a Greenwich Dance production Presented by Melanie Precious Production by Carmel Smith, Lucy White and Melanie Precious