Delta S, or as I prefer ΔS is about chaos, about entropy and its many form. It’s about divergent thinking and linear ideas. It’s about the way that we approach problem solving, both on a personal level and beyond. It is a developing piece of circus theatre which combines juggling, tumbling, creative rigging with my own geeky personal outpourings. When finished it will be in the region of 50-70 minutes and be suitable for theatres and similar indoor spaces.
Delta S began in a notebook, as a list of machines, things I wanted to make. Few of them had beginnings and none had an ending. And this is largely how the show really began, I did some shopping and then Saz and I hung out in a workshop and made things, out of bits of string and the sorts of things that you find in that drawer you have in the kitchen called “misc.”
In September I did my first stage of development working with Edward Rapley (Outside Eye), Saz Moir (Prop design support and construction) and Tarn Aitken (Rigging mentor). I am now making plans to move the piece forwards towards being a finished show. So far it has had 2 weeks of research and development at Nofit State’s Cardiff rehearsal space. The primary focus was on prop and set development. At the end of this period I did two work in progress showings.
In March March 2016 I completed my second stage of development with a two week residency in Bristol's Unit 10. I spent this time working on new props as well as redeveloping existing ones. During my time there I opened the door wide open to allow people to see what I was working on and feed into my creative process. On the final weekend I did two work in progress showings of Delta S.