Robbie Blake's blue notebook, 1
In this page from Robbie Blake’s project notebooks, Robbie adapts a phrase from Friel’s archives, ‘So the play should grow in joyousness’. Ultimately ‘The piece grows in joyousness’ became an informing mantra for Robbie’s film ‘Running the ending’.
should grow in joyousness
This note towards Dancing at Lughnasa (1990) dated 30 May 1989 contains a phrase that performance-maker Robbie Blake adapted for use as a direction for their piece ‘Running the Ending’.
Running the ending
This is a film, directed by Robbie Blake, about exhaustion, self-expression and joyousness. Blake’s score uses a graphic notation to represent three states: run, reset/shake-out, dance.
Robbie Blake interview, extract 1
Robbie Blake talks about the origins and development of their film ‘Running the ending’.