Ever seen us burst through your place of work and start clambering all over everything whilst you just tried to eat your lunch? No, of course not, you were too busy being wowed by our grace and skill. Don’t worry. We get it all the time. Well, either way, as part of a new series fetchingly labelled WOEATDN? (What on earth are they doing now?) – we thought we’d take a minute to explain some of our antics. This video is of our second street-based antic. As part of our first ever collaboration with Irrational Behaviour, we created some exceedingly functional clowns (characters from our piece Auguste and the Moon, April ’16) and took to the streets of Bristol’s St Nicholas Market! Enjoy! (Lovingly captured by Emily Merrifield.)

Ever seen us out on the street and slowly inched away? No, of course not, you were drawn into the fun weren’t you? Well, either way, as part of a new series fetchingly labelled WOEATDN? (What on earth are they doing now?) – we thought we’d take a minute to explain some of our antics. Starting with this video of our first ever street-based antics. As part of our first ever collaboration with Irrational Behaviour, we created some cheeky – no, helpful – cleaning clowns (characters from our piece Auguste and the Moon, April ’16) and took to the streets of Bristol Broadmead! Enjoy! (Lovingly captured by Emily Merrifield.)

Eduardo’s turn today.   Purple yoga mats are introduced to the team, pulled out of the cupboard at the corner of the room. The deep puce colour contrasts dramatically as they are placed on the black darken floor.   As Nina Simone’s ‘my baby don’t care for me’ croons through the speaker at the end of the room, I can’t help but notice that nearly everyone, despite their current engagements, is tapping or shaking along to the tune. Including myself it seems as I look down to see my foot tapping rhythmically.   Back to the actors. I see different interpretations of this piece of music. Different stories. Each is in their own bubble.   They each start using props to add to their pieces. A coat stand. A tissue. A yoga mat. As they start to get closer to each others spaces, they start to invade albeit incorporate themselves into each other’s stories.   ‘The connection should be physical- a connection between the two people- explore more’.   The spontaneity of these pieces make watching even more interesting.   Two perform a zombie like dance, making the other impassable. One takes sudden interest in the yoga mats. Sliding them one into another across the floor. Slow. Deliberate.   ‘Be careful with your movement-don’t be sloppy- pay attention to detail’.   Two on the floor now. Dragging. Paralysed.   They become involved with each other when they want to. Alone Then together. Her story becomes theirs. Two lives conjoined. Three lives conjoined.   The three sit in the middle of the floor. Together. They cocoon. They separate. Passing ships.   Still. Pause. Reflection.   ‘What is the most difficult thing to do when we’re acting’? Eduardo paces. He looks round expectantly.   ‘Relaxing’. ‘Corpsing’. ‘Revealing’. He stops ‘Say that again’. …