Archive for the ‘Dance’ Category

New Adventure’s Edward Scissorhands on Tour

Friday, November 7th, 2014

7 November 2014

New Adventure‘s production of Edward Scissorhands choreographed by Matthew Bourne opens 10 November at Theatre Royal, Plymouth running until 15 November, then touring and coming to Sadler’s Wells, London 2 December 2014 – 11 January 2015 with orchestra led by violinist Gina McCormack

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La Veronal, Siena

Friday, October 31st, 2014

31 October 2014

La Veronal, Siena. @Southbank Centre

Last night I was at the Southbank Centre to see Siena, the Barcelona choreographer Marcos Morau’s company La Veronal. A fascinating dance exploring  memories, strength and fragility of the human body.

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There is a section in the dance which is in slow motion reminding me of the fantastic and atmospheric video work of Bill Viola. This is dynamic choreography, not an easy watch, but it is rewarding, posing many questions for the viewer too consider.

Edward Scissorhands Rehearsal

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

30 October 2014

Edward Scissorhands Rehearsal

Yesterday I spent a wonderful day drawing the cast of New Adventures, rehearsing Edward Scissorhands at Three Mills Studios. The day began with the company class, I was delighted to see my friend and talented musician Ronan Kozokaro was the accompanist for the class, we have collaborated on several projects in the past.

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On Monday I will start working on new zinc etching plates in response to the drawings I have done of the day.

Le Patin Libre @Dance Umbrella UK

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

31 October 2014

Alexandra Palace for the evening to watch Canadian company Le Patin Libre (Free Skate), extreme ice dancing, felt fast, dangerous and beautiful. Part of Dance Umbrella UK

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Loved the rasp of skates and traces left behind as swirls on ice.

Laban BA1

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

30 September 2014

Laban BA1

A wonderful afternoon with Susan Sentler‘s class of BA1 dance students at Laban encouraging mark-making and drawing each other in response to movement

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BA1 2s

Fabulous work

Southbank Unlimited Festival

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

7 September 2014

Fabulous to watch Marc Brew Dance Company under Hungerford Bridge performing (i)land with Marc Brew, Aaron Vickers and Rebecca Schmevans, at Southbank’s #UnlimitedFest

(i)land. Marc Brew Dance Company

Then to the Riverside Terrace to watch Stop Gap Dance Company’s The Awakening

Stop Gap Dance

 

 

Yvonne Rainer: Dance Works

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

9 August 2014

Yvonne Rainer: Dance Works Raven Row

Last day tomorrow, this is a wonderful insight into the work of dancer and choreographer Yvonne Rainer. Irina Baldini is one of the dancers, Irina modelled for my seated figure sculpture, title: Irina. Now installed in a Lawyers office in EssexYvonne Rainer 2

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The Balletboyz at The Roundhouse

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

2 August 2014

Balletboyz. Serpent/Fallen & Young Men (Excerpt) at The Roundhouse

Balletboyz final 2 performances of Serpent/Fallen with live music performed by BBC Concert Orchestra at London’s Roundhouse.

Balletboyz 1Serpent. Choreographer Liam Scarlett

Balletboyz Young Men 2Young Men. Choreographer Ivan Perez, Music Keaton Henson

Young Men takes its inspiration from the First World War, this is an excerpt the finished dance will be premiered in 2015.

Balletboyz Fallen 1

Balletboyz Fallen 2Fallen. Choreographer Russell Maliphant, Lighting Michael Hulls

Fallen, Choreographed by Russell Maliphant with lighting by Michael Hulls, was particularly strong and beautiful to watch, with the dancers creating different levels by lifting each other and falling.

My Etching Shortlisted for NOA

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

31 August 2014

Delighted that my etching Rapidly Scrawled Life has been shortlisted for NOA.

Born to Run ©Sally McKay

Inspired by small sketches made of the Balletboyz during a performance of Fallen at Sadler’s Wells, choreographed by Russell Maliphant. Looking forward to tonight’s performance at The Roundhouse

New Movement Collective. Casting Traces

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

July 24 2014

New Movement Collective. Casting Traces. The Paper Maze

at the Louise Blouin Foundation, London.

Casting Traces is an uplifting, dynamic multi-media performance. Six highly skilled dancers, move amongst a labyrinth of reams of hanging paper, the audience free to follow independently or together as they wish. Violinist, Aisha Orazbayeva, opened the show with a beautiful melancholic solo, her shadow behind paper, which was to be painted open for us to move through the silhouettes of the dancers.

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I haven’t read Paul Auster’s novel The New York Trilogy which inspired the performance but am now encouraged to.

New Movement Collective will be in Brighton performing Casting Traces. The Paper Maze, 28-30 August at Circus Street Market. Then to Winchester at The Guildhall 23-25 October. Don’t miss this extraordinary engaging work