Our recent trip to London included a field trip to the Tate Britain. Here, we saw Pablo Bronstein's Historical Dances in an Antique Setting in addition to a wander through the Modern Art gallery spaces before our evening field trip to Rash Dash's Two Man Show. Caroline and I have talked a lot about the framing of artforms … Continue reading Bodies, space, gesture.
Jacqueline and I are sitting in a flat in Brixton to interview my old friend Kate, a child psychotherapist. Kate previously worked in theatre and then moved over into psychotherapy. She explains that for her, therapy is a creative and healing act; and fundamentally it is a way to try to live more fully. Ditto art. … Continue reading D W Winnicott and play
Looking at how dance is built, is structured is telling me many things about all the other choices I could make when structuring my own work. I went to see Men and Girls Dance by Fevered Sleep - it was stunning, moving, uncomfortable at times, provocative, joyful, funny, never boring, totally satisfying and complete-feeling. I … Continue reading Men and Girls Dance & dancing generally
Two Man Show stunned me. I felt it un-describable. I mainly shut up sat in my seat. Not because it is pretentious or weird or...no it is grounded... solid...direct - no wafting here - it is clear that it is about the patriarchy having all the words. It is clear but complex...multiple. It was so … Continue reading Rash Dash My Sternum
The dazzling and multifaceted shimmers of the mirrorball are still etched in my mind after the recent work in progress showing of Caroline's show [insert name here]* Since then I've been thinking a lot about light. Or maybe I've noticed things about light that were there before, but that I took for granted. The way … Continue reading There’s something about light
I find myself in deception. I do not plan to be here, but a chance encounter with one of its creators and performers Paul Brownbill at the Art as Research conference initiates conversation and thinking and and wandering and I am here. Here is a white space not white. Paint. Bodies: open to the wind. … Continue reading Deception