This is my first Edinburgh Fringe Festival experience. My first Scotland experience with Barrowland Ballet resulted in me re-locating from London to Glasgow…. Let’s see what happens this time.
I have had a great time so far, the energy floating around Edinburgh cannot be compared with anything I have experienced before. There are so many creative people, and so many people keen to take it all in. Overwhelming is the word- both in good and not so good ways.
One of the highlights for me so far has to be flyering on Royal Mile. First let me say this- It’s a heated competition out here, but a fun one at that. Everyone and their dog is flyering out there, wanting people to choose the show they are personally flyering for. Yet there we all are, side by side, sharing a joke whilst competing for passer’s by attentions. All in the name of sharing our shows, our art, our creative voices. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed, tired and frustrated. But it’s most definitely worth it come show time, knowing that behind that curtain there is an audience who have chosen to watch us out of the thousands of other shows on offer and making some sort of connection with what we have to say.
Sharing Whiteout at the Fringe has been a mixed bag for me; Amazing in many ways It’s a physically demanding piece so it’s taking a while for me to adjust to Fringe life at the same time. But challenges are there to be overcome for a reason. With each passing night we all feel our performance of Whiteout getting stronger and stronger. One night after the show I overheard an audience member say ‘That was amazing!’ which just makes this marathon of a festival all the more worthwhile.
If you’re yet to see Whiteout, I thoroughly recommend it. We’re on until 27th August at Zoo Southside.
Hope to see you there!
Love & energy,