(this is a Groundwork Presents that will be live at the end of February 2021)
‘De Riva Mumma – Incubated’ stems from the seed of an idea that first arose during a creative afternoon on the Jasmin Vardimon UK Summer Intensive 2019, and was subsequently scratched and performed as a ten minute solo at Groundwork Pro’s 2019 Groundspace Bonanza. In this, Krystal embodied the movement language of a mermaid and shifted its forms of expression to subvert and rebel against expectations of female beauty (that are typically projected onto a mermaid).
Having missed the opportunity of a research and development grant to develop this idea because of Covid19, Krystal used part of her Arts Council Wales Individual’s Stabilisation Grant to flesh out and unravel the themes emerging in this work, tasting new ideas for building content.
In the lockdown conditions this largely happened from her small one-bedroom flat, but as restrictions eased, Krystal was able to steal a handful of studio hours in the last few weeks of this period. Groundwork Presents provides a public platform to share some of the ideas and themes that emerged during this time.
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