Mammoth is a new movement work by our 2018 Artist in Residence, Tallulah Holly-Massey. We talked process, hair and year eight socials with performer Ariaana Osborne:
HOW HAS THE MAMMOTH PROCESS BEEN FOR YOU?
For me, working with Tallulah is always so easy. The process has been full of levity and trying and changing and laughing - which has actually been really useful. Especially as a non-dancer working inside a choreography based piece - I haven’t had to feel shy about my movement or precious about giving something a go.
Also as someone who is interested in dance and theatre, dance theatre, acting and all that stuff, it’s been a real blessing to work with both actor and dancers.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE?
As a piece - I’m really excited about the context we’ve come to. The show to me is essentially about being a wreck amongst other wrecked people. Which I find both incredibly relatable and also freeing to perform.
Otherwise, there’s this one particular homage to year 8 socials that I really enjoy performing - I’m looking forward to sharing that too.
WHAT DO YOU HOPE AUDIENCES WIL TAKE AWAY FROM THE EXPERIENCE?
I hope the audience sees us all hopeless, awkward, messy and human (and not). And that they find relief in it.
WHAT’S ONE THING YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR HAIR?
My hairs quite thick, I like that.
Mammoth is on at Basement Theatre from 17 - 21 Jul. Book tickets or find out more here.