Purple Geranium is a story created through an experiential research process.
The piece pilots a model of creative, cross-disciplinary enquiry through dance, music, lyrics, poetry, and reflective practice.
The research aim is to build on individual experience through an iterative, expansive, inherently relational creative process to develop more universal pathways for growth in response to loss.
This performance is an important milestone in the collaboration between Medesthai and Maeve McGreevy (dancer), Danny Green (music composer) and Maria Eleonora Ramsby Herrera (creative director and lead researcher).
Danny Green is a published musician and songwriter living in London. His main creative outlet is a band called Laish, for which he has written and produced four albums. Taking influence from songwriters like Leonard Cohen, Will Oldham and Thom Yorke, he is ever exploring his own approach to classic-style songwriting. Laish are regularly played on BBC 6Music and have performed at some of the UK’s most prestigious venues and music festivals and toured extensively throughout Europe.
Maeve McGreevy (Belfast, Ireland) is a London based dance artist. She trained at London Contemporary Dance School and is currently pursuing work in the field of dance theatre. Her interest in collaborative practice stems from the belief that dance cannot be created solely within the walls of a studio but that it must be informed and affected by the wider world and life experiences.
With a passion for movement and education, Eleonora holds a BA degree from London Contemporary Dance School and an MA degree in Effective Learning and Teaching from UCL (distinction). This collaboration serves as the cornerstone for her work as a choreographer and researcher in the field of dance and performance.