As winter moves in to spring, I continue to wear three layers of clothing everywhere I go because that's a style decision I made when I was 15 and I am not turning back.
After a brilliant couple of months production managing for Kelly-Abbott Dance Theatre on their tour of the UK and Ireland, I have continued straight on the road with DeNada Dance Theatre, for their new production, TORO, which I also designed. As we enter in to the last leg of the tour this week we are celebrating a host of good reviews (see below). In the middle of this I have been designing for the wonderful Feet off the Ground in York, for their work 'Eter' currently touring the midlands. I also did a small solo performance, Human Flight as part of their last show, which was a joy and might just be the start of a new project...
Post-DeNada tour I will be back to Salzburg to work once again with SEAD before taking my light designer self to the New Baltic Dance Festival in Vilnus, Lithuania, with the wonderful Ieva Kuniskis and her work They Live Next Door. Later in May I will be giving choreographic workshops to NSCD's postgraduate company, Verve, and will be working with Utopia Theatre company as associate artist (movement and light) on the development of their play Iyalode of Eti. I will be ending the month in South Korea, with Sita Ostheimer's beautiful duet Chasm before joining her in Germany (Folkwang University) and Crystal Zillwood in the UK to make brand new lighting designs for brand new and exciting works by these glorious humans.
Summer comes with four new choreographic commissions this year, starting off with TRAK Dance Ensemble in Austria and followed Dantzaz company in Spain. The others are to be announced soon!
The most important news is that I have taken to instagram (finally): https://www.instagram.com/booth_dance_and_lighting/ . Follow me with wonder as I desperately and slowly work out how it works.
Please enjoy this beautiful picture by Emma Kauldher, of Emma Walker under my lights in Carlos Pons Guerra's TORO. Look at DeNada's website for our final tour dates in Surrey, London and Derby this week.
"Guerra’s vision is clearly captured by Barnaby Booth’s superb lighting design, vital to the fantastical, moody, filmic richness of the work and an integral collaborator in the telling of this tale."
Stephanie Brown for thewonderfulworldofdance.com