March 29th, 2015
26 March 2015
Gwyn Emberton Dance. My People
I have been drawing Gwyn Emberton Dance during rehearsals for My People, at Greenwich Dance. This dark turbulent dance takes it’s name and inspiration from Caradoc Evans‘ collection of controversial short stories written in 1915. The six dancers, Gwyn Emberton, Federica Esposito, Albert Garcia, Anais Michelin, Ryan O’Neill and Rachele Rapisardi transport the audience through strong flowing movement to the turbulent village life of Manteg.
Choreography Gwyn Emberton, music composed by Benjamin Talbot and Tic Ashfield. Lighting design, Aideen Malone and costumes by Neil Davies.
Performances: Alra Theatre London 7th, 8th April.
Taliesin, Abertawe / Swansea 10 April
Theatr y Fwrdeistref Y Fenni / Borough Theatre, Abergavenny 29 April
Glan yr Afon / The Riverfront, Casnewydd / Newport 30 April
March 12th, 2015
12 March 2015
English National Ballet. Modern Masters
English National Ballet at Sadler’s Wells 10 – 15 March dancing Petite Mort, choreographed by Jiri Kylian, Spring and Fall choreography by John Neumeier and William Forsythe‘s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated.
In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated
March 11th, 2015
11 March 2015
Jérôme Bel’s The Show Must Go On
Candoco Dance Company will perform Jérôme Bel‘s award winning The Show Must Go On premiering at Sadler’s Wells, 20 & 21 March. 20 performers, 19 pop songs and 1 DJ. This week I was very pleased to be in Greenwich Dance drawing rehearsals.
Following Sadler’s Wells The Show Must Go On will tour to Nottingham and Glasgow
March 5th, 2015
5 March 2015
Renaud Wiser Company. Who Killed Bambi? & Metropolis
I’ve been privileged to draw at some rehearsals of Renaud Wiser‘s extraordinary dance Who Killed Bambi? The London premier will be at Greenwich Dance tomorrow evening. A few of my scribbles will be on show in the pop-up bar.
Performance 6th March 8.00pm at Greenwich Dance. Book tickets from Greenwich Dance
February 18th, 2015
18 February 2015
Etching from Edward Scissorhands rehearsal drawings
I was privileged to have been at 3 Mills Studios to draw during rehearsals of New Adventures, Edward Scissorhands this 2 plate sugar-lift etching is based on one of the drawings of Edward (minus the scissors)
Between One Breath and the Next
Edward Scissorhands is now touring
February 16th, 2015
February 15th 2015
Turner Contemporary in Margate to see the fabulous ‘Self’ Exhibition, lie underneath Edmund de Waal’s ‘Atmosphere’ and then to the cafe to draw the sun setting over the sea.
February 13th, 2015
13 February 2015
Ballet Black at The Linbury
To Fetch a Pail of Water? Depouillement (2009). Second Coming
Kit Holder choreographed the first dance of the evening, To Fetch a Pail of Water? Based on the nursery rhyme, Jack and Jill, Holder has given it an alternative story line, presenting his own version of why they went uphill and it was far from innocent.
Depouillement choreographed by Will Tuckett followed, music composed by Ravel, Sonata for violin & cello: Allegro, Tres vif, Lent and Depouillement.
I was glad I was told in the interval to read the programme blurb about the final dance of the evening, Second Coming choreographed by Mark Bruce. Without it I would have felt quite lost.
A great evening of strong choreography and beautiful dance. The drawings were made during the performance in the dark.
January 27th, 2015
27 January 2015
Richard Alston Dance Company. 20th Anniversary Performances
Sadlers Wells 26th – 27th January the Richard Alston Dance Company staged a magnificent 20th Anniversary performance. Rejoice in the Lamb, choreographed by Artistic Director Richard Alston opened the evening, with music: Rejoice in the Lamb, Benjamin Britain, 1943, a full choir the Montclair State University Vocal Accord sang on stage to accompany. Burning choreographed by associate choreographer Martin Lawrence followed, with music by Franz Liszt (1849). World premier for Nomadic choreographed by Richard Alston and Ajani Johnson-Goffe with fabulous music by Shukar Collective. Martin Lawrence choreographed the final dance Madcap, 2012.
Above and below: Nomadic
January 16th, 2015
16 January 2015
Young Men. BalletBoyz, at Sadler’s Wells
Choreographer Ivan Perez creates a dance to commemorate the First World War with commissioned orchestral music by Keaton Henson played live and visible through the back curtain. A cast of 11 men and 2 women, the choreography is fast and sometimes frantic, rarely slowing. (Only criticism? Gloomy lighting, making drawing a struggle.)
January 14th, 2015
January 14 2015
Who Killed Bambi? Renaud Wiser Dance Company
First day drawing Renaud Wiser Dance Company, Who Killed Bambi? at Greenwich Dance. London premiere will be at Greenwich Dance March 6th, don’t miss this show, it will be a fabulous evening