Photo: Gavin Joynt

By Balbir Singh

Gary is one of those unique individuals in life. Creatively gifted, a master of improvisation and being in the moment, a magnetic performer, humble, open and deeply intelligent.

He is a delight to work with in the studio and on ice. His commitment, concentration and focus are absolute. There is no emotional clutter or distraction.

As a collaborator he constantly surprises. Sometimes we are all trying to catch up with his thought process and where his thinking is going with ideas being explored. You can see with his resolve and inner strength he is constantly pushing and challenging himself. This is testament to his long lasting career in the world of ice skating.

I wasn’t sure how he would take to the idea of being on rollerblades in a theatre production. With the right team and creative vision you all inspire each other and find rich creative exchange and learning. It has been great to see how he is equally in his element in the studio as he is on ice. The Boy with the Rollerblades is a testament to the working relationship we all forged together.

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The Idea (learning to dance)
My destiny to bring them together
Natural curiosity and questions (learning to dance)
Composer thoughts (learning to dance)
The story (love and spice)
Dance with live cooking
On the trail of love and spice
Love, spice – and healthy eating
Breakdown of The Strategists
A dancer reflects on The Strategists (1)
An interview with Kuldip Singh Bist of the Delhi Hurricanes
Overview of The Strategists
Decreasing Infinity in India
Painter research
A dancer reflects on Love and Spice
Sooraj Subramaniam
Breakdown of the piece (12)
Dancer notes performance (flatlands)
Breakdown of the piece (love and spice)
Moon, dance
The Collaborators
Bones, Bodies and Beats
Peacock Lake – genesis of the concept
Script (12)
BMX and Flatland terminology
A dancer reflects on The Strategists (2)
Running order (full contact)
Watersplash! Uncovering hidden histories to reach new audiences
When Worlds Collide
Immersed in music
In the presence of geniuses
Namron
Olga Maloney
Exploring hidden worlds
Gary Beacom
A bridge to India
Jesse Bannister
A lost art?
Full Contact – highlights from the script
Kimberley Hardy
body/painting – dancers at an exhibition
Firing up the Mehfil Machine
Baines Cards
Who was Sir Hans Krebs?
Synchro in the city
Kali Chandrasegaram
Creative Case – challenges along the way
The Guru-Shishya relationship
Padmashri Guru Pratap Pawar
What is Kathak?
Life blood
A new aesthetic in the sport-art of synchro
AquaKathak – the creative water workout
Balbir on working with Gary
Colouring your emotions
Abirami Eshwar