My collaborative partner has moved to Sydney- what now? Kalila Storey, 10 January 2016 My reason for calling this was because it was the thing on my mind at this time. We have been devising performance together for about 6 years now. We are also good friends. Steve made me realise through a conversation early on that unless we are willing to fully dedicate ourselves to it and do something in some form and develop a good means of communication then it's probably not going to work. He was speaking from the experience of his collaborator moving to Adelaide. However there is light, he did get to go out there and they did get to rework and show their work to a whole new audience in a very different place. We talked about money and ways of getting around that, performing together on opposite ends of the world, we talked about technology, embracing it and shunning it due to its pitfalls. We talked about instructional texts being exchanged that feed performance. We talked about the fact that the material is the fact that we are friends that are now separated by geography, is this about acknowledging, mourning or combatting that? We then broke off to talk about death. Thanks to all that gave me the little kick up the bum that I felt I needed.