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Nerve Storm

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Nerve Storm Feb-April 2001

Nerve Storm was devised by 6 members of the KIC Core Training Group over a period of one year using skills from street dance, contact improvisation and physical theatre image-making. The production also used abstract and personal portrait video imagery along with an eclectic musical soundtrack ranging from Miles Davis to Arvo Part. The production was a vivid and intimate collage of personal fragments from the lives of group members.


Belfast Telegraph, Friday, April 27th, 2001.

These Kids could teach something to all of us.Nerve Storm

Kids today, eh? You couldn't watch them. Well, you could, actually. Particularly if they're Kids in Control, whose Minifest has been running at The Old Museum Arts Centre this week.

Last night saw the first performance of Nerve Storm. Performed by 6 young people, it used physical theatre to tell their stories. Against an image of the human brain, Susanna grooved and twirled, what a dancer!-before telling the audience how she danced her way into herself. She found her centre; she knew who she was and where she'd come from. And she had a fair idea of where she was headed.

Her 5 friends felt the same. Each gave a brief outline of the events that had shaped them -politicians would do well to listen to these pleas for peace before creating their own space where they could be themselves.

Among the references to murders and atrocities during the Troubles were snippets of how life seems to teenagers today. One girl remarked that she had red paint under her fingernails because she'd been painting a field of poppies. Then she added that she'd painted cauliflowers and broccoli too, because her parents used to own a greengrocer's shop.

Using impressive dancing skills and astonishing self-assurance, these six young ambassadors showed a clarity of thought and purpose that the rest of us could only envy. Artistic Director David Calvert has guided the participants of Kids in Control to a very special place. By teaching them skills and techniques he has given them the confidence of knowing that they can perform, and take pride in their endeavours.

Nerve Storm is an organic piece, constantly eveolving, and developing into something different. Its all about personal discovery, and these performers have unearthed a lot about themselves. We've got a lot to learn from them.

Grania McFadden.


Nerve Storm was devised and performed by the KIC Core Training Group. The production toured to Huis aan de Werf in Utrecht, Holland as part of the Ireland Festival 2001 and to The Melkweg Amsterdam where it was performed alongside a collaborative piece with the Dutch group Don't Hit Mama. The performances in Belfast were part of the KIC Minifest which also displayed the work of KIC Peer Leaders with community outreach projects.

Special thanks to:
Arts Lottery N.I.
Belfast City Council
Community Rtelations Council


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