It Ended on a Carpeted Stage.
This is another one of those ‘pinch yourself’ moments for me. When Sparklemotion get to work with musicians I love and respect it just feels unreal. I live in Brighton so I’ve always know about BSP ‘happenings’ – club nights filled with sounds, insanity and foliage – I just never imagined my choreography would be part of the madness.
This gig came about through a mutual friend (thank you Ruth) and resulted in Sparklemotion performing at some of the bands Krankenhaus nights. I can’t tell you how terrified I was the first time we danced. I mean, you’re really putting yourself out there because who knows what the fans will make of a disco fancying dance troupe at a super cool club night??? But this is what makes BSP so special…bands like Savages, Bo Ningen and Parma Violets perform alongside yodellers, poets and giant bears. And the audience love it…they know to expect the unexpected and they just soak it all up (along with large quantities of beer).
In early 2013 I choreographed a routine to the Machineries of Joy single and Sparklemotion performed it at the album launch party which was held at the legendary 100 Club on Oxford Street. An amazing rock’n’roll experience and one that knocks me sideways with pride. And yes, on that occasion there was no oil, just carpet.