Archive for the ‘Performance’ Category

Etching – Edward Scissorhands Rehearsals

Wednesday, 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)

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Edward Scissorhands is now touring

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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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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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.

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.

A Sudden Burst of Blinding Light

Friday, October 10th, 2014

10 October 2014

A Sudden Burst of Blinding Light, London Grey & Green Company

A new play by Ben Maier, Directed by Charlie Ely

This evening my daughter and I were at the Rosemary Branch Theatre in Hackney to see A Sudden Burst of Blinding Light, (#BlindingLight) written by friend Ben Maier who also plays a character in the play, directed by Charlie Ely. I would urge you to see the show performed by @GreyGreenTheatre, which finishes on Sunday.

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In the words of the hugely talented Ben Maier

“This play is for anyone who has ever felt snowed under. Not in a patronising way. But as a gesture of solidarity. A rallying cry for “Keeping Going”. Because theatre like magic is a spectacular kind of defiance.”

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

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

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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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