Having spent a bit of time sifting through some old video trailers, it's been very interesting for me to look through the different stages of the research process for Matters of Life and Death and to see how much the piece has developed since I first started working on it in January 2010.
Given that the website has now been updated so you can't see extracts from previous phases of research any more, I thought I would post them here. This is the original idea (filming by Electric Egg; dancers Charlotte Ashwell, Laure Bachelot, Rachel Birch-Lawson, Marie Chabert, Thomas Goodwin, Daniela B Larsen):
Phase one research went from this:
to this (filmed by Doug Smith; dancers Laure Bachelot, Marie Chabert, Thomas Goodwin, Robert Guy, Carl Harrison)
and our Phase Two development of the work looked like this (filming by Electric Egg; dancers Marie Chabert, Morgan Cloud, Adam Kirkham, Daniela B Larsen, Rebecca Yates):
It's interesting to see how an idea develops over time.