As you’ll have guessed from the title, DanceXchange‘s Autumn schedule has been announced. It kicks off on 24 September with Rosie Kay Dance Company’s ‘Double Points: K & Supernova‘ which were featured in the International Dance Festival Birmingham back in May. The rest of the season features: 9 and 10 October, Jasmin Vardimon Company – … [Read more…]
On Thurs 10 July the first screening of Finished With The War will take place as part of New Vibes at the Patrick Centre.Â New Vibes is DanceXchange‘s annual showcase and Finished With The War is a dance for camera piece that explores the relationship between the First World War and the current war in … [Read more…]
The International Dance Festival Birmingham started today and continues until Sunday 25 May at venues all over the city. Pete mentioned this back in January and pointed out how truly international the line-up is, with performers from Taiwan, Australia, South Africa, Cuba and Russia, as well as “rising star” Rosie Kay from Birmingham. The full … [Read more…]
The Flamenco Birmingham site now has details of the performances and workshops that are part of the first International Dance Festival Birmingham. Performances include The TG Collective on Saturday 3rd May and En Sus 13 on Tuesday 6th May, both at Town Hall. The site also confirms that there will be another EmociÃ³n Flamenco Festival … [Read more…]
Continuing our trip down memory lane, and potentially starting a new series (“Nostalgia Thursday”?) here’s a video from 1985 just posted on the Surely? blog by Mark Murphy who’s not afraid to show his age. I used to spend my Sunday afternoons in the dance studios at Birminghamâ€™s (soon to be refurbished) mac. Hip Hop … [Read more…]
Punch Records are running a competition for desginers to create an advert for this year’s BASS Festival “highlighting this yearâ€™s theme of The Four Elements of Hip Hop – BBoying, DJing, graffiti, and MCing.” There will be a cash prize of Â£500 and the winning design will receive huge exposure by appearing for six weeks … [Read more…]
It’s always a good thing to come across a contrary view when the prevailing opinion seems pretty unanimous, especially when that view is well thought out and comes from the grass roots. Paul Burns reckons many of the funding decisions made by the Arts Council might be correct and explains at length. Go read the … [Read more…]
Here’s a short video from the BASS Festival that took place in Birmingham in June. More about the British Art and Street Sounds shindig on the Punch Records site.