sampad launch their residency at The Barber Institute on 16 February, with a free performance of Dancing About Sculpture at 1.10pm. In the first of a series of performances and discussions, Devika Rao will present a unique and free performance, responding to key pieces of work from the Barber’s collection of European sculpture, encompassing everything … [Read more…]
Earlier today Alex Jones and I popped over to an aircraft hangar at Coventry Airport. Rosie Kay‘s in there at the moment with Aquila TV, filming a version of her most recent work – 5 SOLDIERS: The Body is the Frontline. Some of Alex’s photos are on Flickr here. In the spirit of full disclosure … [Read more…]
Stuart Griffiths, Chief Executive at Birmingham Hippodrome, has blogged revealing what we can expect from their new season of dance. As the climax of Birmingham Royal Ballet‘s 20th Anniversary celebrations, David Bintley’s brand new production of the classic fairytale, Cinderella, has been presented as a gift to the city. You can catch it from 24 … [Read more…]
International Dance Festival Birmingham 2010 was a big thing that happened in April/May. The showreel collects together lots of the best bits: My fave bit is at 4m 24s.
DanceXchange have announced their Autumn 2010 performance season, which starts from 30 September at The Patrick Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome. Thu 30 Sep: The Featherstonehaughs – Edits. This highly anticipated new work translates the convention of film, photography and painting into dance. Fri 1 Oct: The Featherstonehaughs – The Featherstonehaughs draw on the sketchbook of Egon … [Read more…]
There’s a big project (18 months, 17 artists, 138 performers – that kind of thing) that’s coming to a head this weekend, specifically between 6.30-9.30pm on Saturday 7 August at Retort House, 9 Gas Street: The River project is a collaborative animated film based on a bespoke piece of contemporary dance The event will be … [Read more…]
Just had word of a hip hop and b-boy dance double bill at mac on Friday. It’s part of BASS Festival and features UK hip hop dance champions Smash Bro’z and Miami’s Rudi Goblen. Here’s some blurb about the performers and performances: Smash Bro’z new dance piece Fresh Genes depicts the journey and discovery of … [Read more…]
Read down – there’s a competition for free tickets later on in this post. I’m conscious that I’ve not mentioned International Dance Festival Birmingham so much on here over the past month. Partly that’s because I’ve been busy working on it and going to just about every event that I could. There’s only a couple … [Read more…]