by Simon Tomkinson
I have a small exhibition currently on at Pavilion Dance South West until 9th November. I was invited by them to attend a visual artists’s residency while Mayuri Boonham and her company, ATMA Dance, were creating a new work there. This piece, ‘Ex Nihilo,’ went on to be premiered at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio a few weeks later (with whom Mayuri is an affiliate choreographer). I used a sketch style approach to create collages in order to illustrate that the rehearsals were still at the relatively early stage of production. This style worked well with the theme of ‘Ex Nihilo’, as it means ‘Out of nothing’. Ex Nihilo will be performed at Pavilion Dance South West on 30th October.