Trinity Laban Voices in Motion over 60's dancers, 2019 To all my fellow #dance & #performance pals I’ve seen so many of you shifting your practice and embracing the digital to connect with existing and new participants globally! Generously turning your living spaces into home studios and helping people get out of their seats and their minds and really [...]
There’ll be a day, hopefully not long from nowwhen families will be reunited with cuddles and kisses not pixels on screens or live streams but people, together and our hands will heal. Friends will sit side by side, laughing as we occupy our favourite spaces againsigns saying 'temporarily closed' and 'hope to see you soon' on the doors will go, and [...]
This year, I co-organised the International Platform for Performer Training along with Paul Allain, Roanna Mitchell and Alicja Bral. Over the course of a January weekend our international delegates explore the theme Words In, Of and For Performer Training in a series of workshops, presentations and discussions. It was a rich and engaging weekend full [...]
there are times when I truly believethat I have always known who you areyour tastes, your desires, your dreamsa triangle of coloursthe person whose refection I seein square window panes and puddlesand in the hearts of those I lovebut the truth is that you, my dearyou are ephemeral and forever renewingas fresh as the first [...]
I was lucky enough to be asked to co-edit and design the cover image for the July 2019 edition of the Theatre, Dance and Performance Training special issue on Digital Training, which is available now! Photo: Hannah Newman exploring Frank Camilleri's 360 degree sphere exercise in Physical Actor Training: an online A-Z The journal explores some aspects [...]
Lately I've been spending a lot of my time looking upThe skyThe vast cavernous rooftop that is endless and ever changingIt's a connection between me and and the worldA path from me to youA deep pit of blue, peppered with stars, stretching far and wideA cocoon in which the earth restsA way inThe way out [...]
Recently I have been thinking more and more about the influence the Internet has on my life. It seems that day after day, my life is becoming even more reliant on - and intertwined with – the world wide web and the myriad of social media sites, news outlets and online libraries that I spend [...]
A review of The Science Museum photography exhibition 'Only in England' showcasing the work of Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr.
A few years ago I attended a creative writing masterclass led by Iain Sinclair who is a writer and filmmaker inspired by psychogeology, 1960's London and the Beat Generation Poets. I wrote an unedited response to the masterclass in the style of open field poetics.
One day in 2013. Today was a Monday. Quite the none starter. Being quite a fresh MFA graduate, I still feel like an enclosed caterpillar of education waiting for the right time to burst free from my chrysalis into a beautiful life as a flourishing butterfly, where all hopes and dreams come true. (Yeah,right!) Meanwhile [...]