Archive for the ‘Drawing’ Category

‘Self’ Exhibition at Turner Contemporary

Monday, 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.

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Ballet Black at The Linbury

Friday, 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.

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Depouillement choreographed by Will Tuckett followed, music composed by Ravel, Sonata for violin & cello: Allegro, Tres vif, Lent and Depouillement.

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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.

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A great evening of strong choreography and beautiful dance. The drawings were made during the performance in the dark.

Richard Alston Dance Company

Tuesday, 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.

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Above and below: Nomadic

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Above: Madcap

Young Men. Balletboyz

Friday, 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.)

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Who Killed Bambi?

Wednesday, 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

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Just Us Dance Theatre

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

6th December 2014

Just Us Dance Theatre

New Beginnings Chapter II

Just Us Dance Theatre fuses hip-hop and contemporary dance, created by Joseph Toonga with Ricardo Da Silva and Rudeen in 2007. An inspiring evening of 10 short dance works, each with a different choreographer at Greenwich Dance.

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Where to see my work, November & December 2014

Monday, November 10th, 2014

9 November 2014

Where to see my work, November & December 2014

The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition

Thursday 13 – Sunday 23 November 2014  10.00 – 5.00pm

The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1

Rapidly Scrawled Life©

My 2 plate etching: Rapidly Scrawled Life, edition of 30, will be part of the ING Discerning Eye exhibition which opens next Thursday. My etching was selected by the Curator, Writer and Artistic Director of Pallant House Gallery, Simon Martin.

OPEN STUDIOS weekend

Sat Nov 15 – Sun 16 Nov 11.00 – 18.00

Second Floor Studios & Arts

My studio is Studio 17, Unit 0 I will be showing new etchings, sculpture, painting and drawing

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Greenwich Printmakers Gallery

Wednesday 12 November – 14 January 2015

I will show 3 new etchings in the group show

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Gerald Moore Gallery. Group show

Saturday 29 November – 24 January

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.