Category: Music Theatre

Undersong Tour!

In just a few week’s time I will be travelling to Bristol to begin work on my favourite project of all time, Undersong! That’s right! We’ve got a big beautiful tour planned for March-June, throughout the UK. We will definitely be coming to someplace near you, so click on the link below and book your tickets (and get extras for…

Introducing THAT! Ensemble

Improvised voice and movement scores – THAT! Ensemble Kate Smith, Artistic DirectorVerónica ChacónFrancine DulongBronwen Stephens Video by Karolis Andiulis That! Ensemble create improvised voice and movement performances that cross the genres of music, theatre, and dance. Using their bodies to compose a journey for audiences in sound and space, they find a place where movement and music are simultaneously expressed.…

Verity Standen R&D

This December and January, I had the distinct pleasure of returning to Bristol to explore new material with Verity Standen. While we will be touring Undersong starting in March, these two weeks were actually dedicated to making the next show! As you may guess, developing a full fledged piece of music theatre does take time, and experimentation. It’s been super…

THAT! @SET Dalston, Chaos Theory

The photos are in! Which means it’s time to write about how amazing our last THAT! gig was! Exclamation points!! We were invited by the wonderful Kunal of @Chaos Theory to perform at his event in November, and given complete free rein to develop a performance to suit the venue – SET, an intimate cabaret space in Dalton. Throughout our…

THAT! Ensemble is making a music video!

It’s official, we are making a music video! Last week, we asked the amazing filmmaker Karolis Andriulis to come into the studio and film us. He brought along longtime friend and collaborator Uran Apak (also an improviser) to do sound. It was definitely an intense afternoon, improvising the same score – and variations – for over 3 hours. By the…

Thalweg, Convex

Coming back from Portugal this summer, I dived right back into work, with a third project with Convex, the duo of Lara Guarch and Sarah Dufuyard. Their work is always developing in interesting ways, and for this project, they created an interactive choral meditation on the rights of rivers, called Thalweg. As performance leaders rather than performers, we singers led…

THAT! Ensemble performing for Chaos Theory

THAT! Ensemble is by far one of my favourite projects – singing with these wonderful women keeps my voice, my body, my creativity, and my soul in shape! This term, we are excited to be making a new piece for Chaos Theory’s gig at SET Dalston, featuring other amazing acts including Mother Disorder and Drekka. As an improvising ensemble, our…

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