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I love watching Maurs and Mary Daicos do their very funny clowning routine on the ladder. The show would not have been the same without Maurs. She’s not only an inimitable clown, and a strong base for the group and double balances, where the womyn climb on each other and create new forms to impress or intrigue an audience, or to make them laugh. She’s a consummate and reliable performer all round, really. Not that I’m prejudiced. Given how easily and competently Maurs has taken to the physical training and developed her clowning potential over these past twelve months with POW, it’s strange that she’s stayed with the Tech Crew in the Women’s Circus and not diversified into the performance side of it with them.
I only wish I had the guts to stick up for my work in a similar way. It’s raining and cold, matching my mood; snow on the hills for sure. As I don’t have the energy or the Surgery 17 inclination for doing anything else, I catch up on the backlog of archival material. Something mindless to keep me occupied. Otherwise I’ll go mad. Monday 12 February Kristi, my three-months-pregnant daughter, is thirty-two today. Maurs goes into the Royal Women’s for her appointment at the clinic on her own. As it’s just to let her know what’s going to happen on Wednesday, she says there’s no need for me to go with her.
A week’s not going to make a great deal of difference. And he wouldn’t have agreed unless he was convinced it was going to be all right, would he? ” I’m rapt. More for Maurs’ sake than anything else. “I couldn’t bear not to finish the show, you know that,” she adds now. ” Can’t argue with that. Saturday 17 February It’s fantastic. The workshop/rehearsal this afternoon lasts almost seven hours and is very successful. All in all, we (almost) have a show that is more challenging in every way than last year’s.