I read this. (Click to read – it’s long, but a brilliant piece!) And thought I’d like to do one too.
It seems rare that writers reviewing different genres have a chance to meet, let alone work together.
Thus, I jumped at the opportunity of covering Face to Face III: Full Circle at the National University of Singapore’s Arts Festival. This was a theatre and dance double bill, featuring work by student choreographer Samantha Eva Ho and student director Chen Yingxuan.
This morning, I went to a masterclass by Mui Cheuk-Yin. What a name (that’s very poetic-sounding in Mandarin) huh!
Last night, I saw Solo/Duet presented by T.H.E Dance Company, and Mui’s Untitled opened the triple bill. A bit of a jumbled experience – I wasn’t covering the show (where someone else had to publish my writing), so I went to a studio preview a week ago. And I thought I’d have liked to have attended the class before seeing her work.
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
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!
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
The One With the Double Booking.
Donald Hutera and Graham Watts fought. To win my heart. Well not quite.. Continue reading
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