Getting cozy with cell phones and feedback

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Adam, Emlyn, Julie and I (Rebecca) met tonight to debrief about No There There 2015, and to just talk about art — no shop talk allowed. BART delays foiled Julie’s physical presence, but as you can see, that didn’t stop Adam from snuggling with her.

One of the highlights of the meeting was the agreement of those present that Hatchlings are in a unique position to give feedback on one another’s work, especially as we see more and more of it and increase our familiarity with each other’s processes and preoccupations.

Figuring out how best to frame, give and receive that feedback is an ongoing process, though! Feedback is also such a gross word… And for many of us, conjures nightmare images of onerous post-show talkbacks. Maybe we need to create our own lexicon…

That said, we managed to feed back to each other tonight whilst swilling Martinelli’s sparking cider (courtesy of Emlyn’s awesome husband) and plenty of laughter. It’s always difficult to make time for this sorry of thing, but we’re always glad when we do.

No There There 2015

Hatchlings gathered at Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland on Saturday, February 28 for No There There 2015, a one-day site-specific performance-making event. After collaborating and devising during the morning and early afternoon, we invited a small audience to witness what we’d created during the day. Like last year’s No There There, we led the audience on a tour of the small performances that happened sequentially throughout the park. The weather was threatening all day — rain was predicted, we got a few drops, and it even hailed nearby — but we took our chances and the ominous clouds made for a spectacular sunset backdrop to the end of the performance tour. Photos on this post by Melina Meza.