Monthly Archives: February 2013

Plane tickets and theatre tickets

In the words of a friend, my weekend trip with my mum to Hong Kong was “a little extravagant”. We’d booked tickets to see American Ballet Theatre (ABT) perform at the Hong Kong Arts Festival on Christmas night (after the novelty of opening presents).

If you’ve read a previous post, you’ll know my mum is just about as big of a dance buff as I am. She won’t know what a double saut de basque is, but that doesn’t stop her from admiring the breathtaking height of the jump.

We watched ABT perform on two nights – the first, a typical gala programme to open the Hong Kong Arts Festival. Continue reading

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Tel A-viva!

For the last six days, I’ve been in Tel Aviv. Dancing, reading (Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall), laughing, and eating. I saw friends – who are still at Rambert, whom I graduated alongside, who are now based in Israel. I met lovely people, including a pensioner at class who turned out to be an ex-Batsheva, ex-LCDT dancer (who spotted my Rambert School jumper and talked about the principal Ross McKim, who he danced with) and ex-Batsheva rehearsal and artistic director! A prize to whoever can tell me his name – I seem to have mastered the British art of having a conversation without asking for a name!

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Resolution! 16 Feb, 2012 – A year ago today

I’d spent every evening of my half term break at Resolution! Pieces I’d seen were beginning to remind  me of/morph into one another. Fortunately the components of this Thursday triple bill had character and verve. Continue reading

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Resolution! 15 Feb, 2012 – A year ago today

The One With the Double Booking.

Donald Hutera and Graham Watts fought. To win my heart. Well not quite.. Continue reading

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Resolution! 7 Feb, 2012 – A year ago today

It’s time for another trip down memory lane!

This Resolution! Review outing was one I’d been anticipating.  I met Graham Watts on Twitter (yes that little blue bird does wonders) before having the pleasure of shaking his hand at Resolution!’s opening night. Of the 6 professional critics, I’d come across his work the most and I was looking forward to being published alongside him. Continue reading

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