by Lydia Harper
My journey with Devolution Evolution started in August 2020. I was due to have hip surgery and needed to isolate ahead of going into hospital, so I was at my grandmother’s flat whilst she was staying out of busy busy London. I used this time as my creative period for the first phase of the project - I made a short dance film inspired by ‘CATALYST’. My second project was directing a show to be performed in a Shop Window in Luton – ‘TO A CUMULUS’ I also collaborated as an outside eye on Gemma Creasey’s Shop Window show which was silly amounts of fun.
Devolution Evolution came at a really interesting time for me – I was slowly making quite a huge transition from performer to director and beginning to be in a muddle as to what my next steps should be. Tangled Feet gave me the opportunity to explore who I am as a director and what my solo artistic voice sounds like!