Because We Care is a performance project by Colin, Simon and I. It is about ways of relating: between men, and between audiences and performers. Because We Care premièred at The Place, London on 8 June 2012, and was also presented at the Nightingale Theatre in Brighton (UK) on Saturday 25 January 2014.
Because We Care (3:45min edit)
Video: Tim Halliday
Edit: Simon Ellis and Colin Poole
Performance and choreography: Colin Poole and Simon Ellis
Lighting design: Jackie Shemesh
Costume: Theo Clinkard
Props: Amy Watson
Choreographic support: Chris Bannerman, Joanne “Bob” Whalley and Lee Miller
Research and development blog: becausewecareblog.wordpress.com
Video trailer: vimeo.com/58472654
Colin and Simon met at a Choreodrome workshop at The Place in London in 2007. Two years later they worked together to develop an initial version of Colin, Simon & I which they showed at Touch Wood at The Place in 2009. Early in 2011 they began working together again — both in and out of the studio — to generate new ideas for a project that reflected an increased understanding of their collaborative relationship, and their mutual interest in communication, reflection, risk and adventure. Because We Care is the culmination of this process.
Image: Benedict Johnson